Virtual Museum Hopping
Let’s just say that my travel budget right now is somewhat limited, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a long list of places I’d like to go and things I’d like to see. High on my list of things I want to see in most places I want to go are museums and galleries. The Met, the Louvre, the Tate…it’s a long list. I’m hoping to someday see these places in person, but in the meantime, there is Google Art Project.
Google Art Project allows you to virtually tour museums and galleries all over the world – you can tour the facilities as well as view high resolution images of certain works of art. It’s also an interactive site where you can create a collection of your own and do a host of other things that I haven’t even touched on yet.
Not every museum and major gallery is represented, but the collection is growing all the time and affords you the opportunity of “touring” museums and galleries that you may not have heard of before and you can discover artists and art that you may not find otherwise.
Here is a short video from Google Art Project and if this doesn’t suck you in, you’re a stronger person than me:
Google Art Project: googleartproject.com