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    GOOGLE ART PROJECT ENABLES VIRTUAL TOUR

    Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
    Google’s Art Project, which is just launched, is a collaboration with 17 international museums, including the Met in New York, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Uffizi in Florence, and the National Gallery in London, to enable viewers take a virtual tour using “Street View” technology.
    Each institution has nominated a single piece as a “Gigapixel Artwork” which produces an electronic image containing 7 billion pixels, allowing viewers to study a work like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus or Holbein’s Ambassadors in microscopic detail.