First off, I must apologize for my sub-par posting this week. Work has been busy and I have been spending my evenings working on a project for an old employer (long story). So my free moments have been few and far between which means, no posting or lack luster posts! My sincere apologies and I am working on catching up on reading the blogs I follow along with getting back to posting here.
Now onto the good stuff!
If you have yet to hear about Google's Art Project you must RUN not walk to the website. I am sure that everyone has played around with Google Maps' street view before, we actually used it while we were house hunting. It was an excellent tool to check out the neighborhood before going out to visit the house. So we are all thinking Google street view, now think about all of those features in a museum. Yes, it is possible!
You can now virtually tour 17 art museums around the world. I am a little beyond giddy about this. With a background in art I am always thrilled to see art becoming more accessible to the public and this does that in a big way! Now you can travel to museums in New York City, Berlin and France (plus more) and never leave your bunny slippers. Doing a report on Versailles, why not take a tour from home?
Does this replace the actual museum? Of course not, I have been to some of the museums they have "street viewed" and the experience of being there, in the space, facing a canvas twice as big as you has no replacement but it is sure not going to stop me from spending countless hours virtually exploring all of these museums!
Go check it out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!