Google is Turning Searches for Art Into Virtual Museum Visits

 - Jun 6, 2017
References: blog.google & designtaxi
There are many places where web browsers are able to virtually visit museums online, and Google is now bringing a similar experience to search engine art queries.

As part of a collaboration between Google Search engineers and the Google Arts & Culture team, Google created a new way for Internet users to immerse themselves in the world of art. As of now, searching for an artist's name brings up a detailed interactive Knowledge Panel for diving deeper into the creator's work.

Most impressively, this project also introduces a new way for users to make the most of the Street View feature, by previewing famous artwork in virtual museum settings. These pieces of art are annotated and can be viewed in extremely high quality, making it possible to see pieces like The Kiss and The Starry Night like never before.