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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/ 1/2011

Google Art Project brings virtual tour to the galleries

By Hayley Tsukayama

Over at The Washington Post's Arts Post blog, they have a write-up on Google's latest culture venture: the Google Art Project.

The project takes the technology of Google Street View to art galleries, letting users virtually walk the halls of some of the world's most famous museums.

In just a few clicks, you can take a closer look at Washington's own Freer Gallery, then trip down the halls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to see Botticelli's Birth of Venus in stunning detail. Finish off your journey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Van Gogh Museum, or any of the 17 museums featured on the site.

The Google Art Project lets you into 385 gallery rooms with a total of more than 1,000 high-resolution images.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 1, 2011; 10:03 AM ET
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