Google’s hidden treasure [Google Art Project]

Let me guess…Like everybody else, you also have a passion for something and that is arts and culture? but don’t have enough time or money to travel around the world to visit and see what a beauty it is either natural or made by humans.
Every now and then comes a time where people adore artistic and cultural things but their affection towards it faint over the period of time as they don’t experience the events.
In this busy world, not everyone can travel to museums around the globe to see the beautiful art, designs, and craftsmanship. So Google just as before didn’t disappoint us and helped by bringing those astonishing crafts within our fingertips as they launched Google Art Project. The main purpose of Google Art Project was to bring the artworks at the museums all over the world within everyone’s reach.

What is Google Art Project?

Launched in the year of 2011 on February 01, the basic incentive for this project was to enable users to view artworks collected from different museums in different cities across the globe, to virtually tour the museums from the user itself.

Portraits, images or contextual information can be virtually visited with the help of this product allowing a user to view his/her favorite art-piece and compile them into their own collection.
Google recently collaborated with 151 art museums and galleries to publish the work by many artists. With tens of thousands of artworks residing on this platform. Google allows a museum or an art gallery to select one artwork which will be captured in ultra-high resolution, a gigapixel image containing a large number of pixels as compared to average digital camera

Technology Used:

To bring this project to us Google used multiple technologies mainly involved street view and Picasa. An indoor version of street view was created by Google the camera which was placed on a trolley could be moved around rather than a camera placed on top of a car.
Panoramic heads CLAUSS RODEON VR Head HD and CLAUSS VR Head ST made it possible to capture a highly dense Pixeled image for perfect viewing of the portraits.


The features provided by this platform are to make sure that the user’s experience isn’t compromised and enjoyed to the fullest. Features listed below are from both website and application of Google Art Project available at Google play store.

Zoom In and Out: To experience every detail within a user’s angle, a user can zoom in and zoom out within any particular picture he may like.

Virtual Reality (VR): If experiencing this product through a phone, VR can also be connected to the application for completely indulging a user at whatever he may look.

Explore by time and color: Explore artworks by filtering time and color

Virtual tours: The most stunning feature apart from some others, is this allowing you to visit the landmarks virtually.

Artists: Search results of different artists by artist name or time whichever you may like.

Daily Stories: Learn something new every time you open the application some new stories you may find interesting to be viewed.

Art Recognizer: This feature allows you to learn more about any artwork just by pointing your camera at towards it.

Collection:  Whichever artwork you may like just collect them and share with your friends. Make a collection of your own artworks.

Historical Events: Some of the most iconic events occurred in our world through time can be relived.

: By turning your location ON, you can find museums and cultural events around you.
Exhibits: Take guided tours organized by experts.

Notifications: Updates on the top arts & culture stories can be received just by subscribing.

Final words: Google Art Project is a product we’ve all been waiting for in our lives, because of the affection and curiousness every person feel whether related to past events, pictures, sculptures, or famous portraits that we are not able to visit and see with our bare eyes.
Allowing us to virtually visit the museums or spectate the guided tours organized by experts. A product that you can’t hate and to the admirers of art, this is just the place for you.