Lucky Bhumkar's Blog: Google Online Museum - Amazing Virtual Reality

Jun 3, 2011

Google Online Museum - Amazing Virtual Reality

A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Some of the paintings and features captured with Street View were required to be blurred by the museums for reasons pertaining to copyrights.
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  • Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.
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Following museums are included in the project:
  1. Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
  2. Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
  3. The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
  4. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
  5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
  6. MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
  7. Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
  8. Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
  9. Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
  10. National Gallery, London - UK
  11. Palace of Versailles - France
  12. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  13. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
  14. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
  15. Tate Britain, London - UK
  16. Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
  17. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands



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