Last week Google launched their new Google Art Project. The Google team have joined forces with 17 major art museums across the globe. The project uses Google’s “Street-view” technology, enabling visitors to take a virtual walk through the galleries of museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Tate Britain in London. The paintings of the galleries have been captured in high-resolution enabling incredible clarity in close up analysis of paintings which before required a trip around the globe to see in such detail.
This is set to be a fantastic new resource for use in the Art classroom and will be brilliant for use with IWB tools enabling students to truly interact with, explore and analyse major works of art.
The video clip below provides an introduction to the project and more detail.