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Google teams with international museums to zoom in on art

Using its Street View technology, the internet giant will allow people to virtually visit galleries and view works at gigapixel resolution.

London. The art world took another small step towards virtual reality today with the launch of the Google Art Project. Developed in collaboration with 17 museums around the world—including London's Tate, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Metropolitan Museum, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia, Berlin's Alte Nationalgalerie and the Uffizi in Florence—Google has brought its Street View technology inside for the first time, enabling internet users to navigate galleries as well as view individual works in minute detail.

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