Would you like to stroll through the Palace of Versailles, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum or The Museum of Modern Art from the comfort of your classroom? Now you can, courtesy of Google. The search giant recently unleashed a phenomenal collection of virtual tours of the world’s most famous art museums. Known as Google Art Project, students and teachers can explore hundreds of famous masterpieces in a 360-degree environment similar to Google StreetView. Thanks to Google’s high-resolution photography, many of the most famous paintings may be examined up close and personal via extreme zoom.
These outstanding virtual museums are great resources for art and history courses. Check out the project here: http://www.googleartproject.com/