Visiting World-famous Museums Through Google

Art Project, a new experiment in Google Labs’ backyard, lets us explore through more than a dozen world-famous museums virtually. It’s just Google Earth Street View inside a museum. You can even exit the museum and visit the streets just like a normal Street View. The main feature is that you can click on the paintings in the museums and get a high resolution image of the painting with a good zoom level.

Personally, I don’t see any ground-breaking purpose for Art Project aside from being an extension of Google Earth/Maps Street View. Aside from being a free pass to famous museums, there seem to be no other use for this.