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Google launches museum viewing service

By T.K. Randall
February 3, 2011 · Comment icon 3 comments

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It is now possible to browse a selection of museums using another new service from Google.
Google has taken their controversial Street View one step further, going into 17 museums around the world to allow people to view works of art by the great masters. Users can visit the Palace of St Petersburg without having to travel all the way to Russia or the treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without having to travel cross country.
Each painting is captured in around seven billion pixels, making their online display around 1,000 times more detailed than an average digital camera. Google said it took between four and eight hours to capture each painting in great detail with thousands of images which are 'stitched' together.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jaguarsky 14 years ago
I love it when someone actually applies technology in a way that benefits regular people and better yet; when they do it for free. I have little money and right now I am a full time caregiver for two elderly folks. Suffice to say I no longer have the opportunity to travel. As an artist it is very important to me to be able to study the works of others. Now I have been given that opportunity. Thank you Google.
Comment icon #2 Posted by tipotep 14 years ago
Agreed , what a good idea , it will give many people the ability to view art etc that other wise they would never be able too. nice one google . TiP.
Comment icon #3 Posted by StarChild 83 14 years ago
nice job, I like it.

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