A Day At The Museum, Courtesy Of Google

A couple of years ago, I told you about a forthcoming Google project to bring its StreetView technology to the art world, so that you could browse around a virtual copy of some of the world's best-known art galleries and museums.

Since the project started, Google has been busily adding new museums and art galleries to the portfolio, and now you can walk around dozens of different locations, right from your web browser, and view stunning high-res pictures of the pictures and exhibits.

All you need is your PC, a web browser, and to take a trip to www.googleartproject.com.

 

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by RedSkywalker on 13. April 2012 - 6:06  (91987)

Why would a manufacturer help a rival? - get real guys; Google gives you this product for free and they are paid for their work on the project (indirectly) by people using their browser.

If you don't want to use Chrome, fine but don't complain about them not encouraging you to use a rival product to exploit their work.

by Billy Bob Boy Howdy (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 0:47  (91976)

Ditto!
Not worth it.
They should make it work with IE9!
Period.

by 40 years in the business (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 22:20  (92059)

ah not everyone can run IE9 but everyone can run Chrome get over it period.

by Spiff (not verified) on 12. April 2012 - 15:26  (91967)

"All you need is your PC, a web browser, and to take a trip to www.googleartproject.com."
Well, not quite, you need a Google Art Project supported browser.
IE9 would need a Chrome Frame plug-in.
Pity, because earlier I tried the Google Art Project, without the need for Google Chrome or the Chrome Frame plug-in, and it looked very nice.
But now, with the need to use Chrome or Chrome Frame, no, thanks.

by 40 years in the business (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 22:21  (92060)

the Chrome frame Rocks

by Festeron (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 0:28  (91975)

Firefox works just fine. Why don't you use that?

by Spiff (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 10:55  (91998)

Because Firefox still offers no sandboxing like IE9 does with Vista and Win7 and like Chrome does.
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/12/chrome-sandboxing-makes-it-the-most-secure-browser-vendor-study-claims.ars

by Shlomo (not verified) on 14. April 2012 - 21:53  (92100)

I run Firefox Sandboxed (Sandboxie) with Windows 7 64 bit.

by Festeron (not verified) on 13. April 2012 - 14:22  (92016)

Then how about Firefox under Linux in a VirtualBox?
Or run Firefox in a Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 sandbox?
Or run a dedicated imaged machine that does nothing but browsing?

What's your aversion to Chrome/Crome Frame?

Your paranoia meter seems to be set much higher than mine.

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