We can’t think of a bad thing to say about this. Google went into partnership with a bunch of museums around the world so that you can visit them. There are 17 museums, most of them widely acclaimed like the Met and MoMA in New York, the Uffizi in Florence, the Tate Modern in London…
You can either visit them directly through street view, or through the Art Project site Google created specially for it.
This is a great idea. Hopefully it’ll expose more people to art or help more people who are already into it to see more of it.
This is also smart on the part of the museums. We’re sure many of them must see the idea as competition, since people can view artwork for free. But of course seeing it in a browser is not at all the same thing as seeing it in real life, so this is just great advertising for them.
There are still a few bugs and user experience quirks, but overall it’s still a great experience. Join us as we tour the Google Art Project and some of the world’s great museums.