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Google Harnesses Street View Technology to Get Artsy Fartsy

Got a hankering for, say, 17th-century baroque architecture and interiors but can't pry thy bottom off thy couch? What Google lacks in real estate it makes up for in Art Project, an initiative that allows users to tour some of the globe's finest museums via computer. To arrive at the famed Hall of Mirrors—we were jonesin' for some gilded sculptures today—we navigated a floorplan of the Palace of Versailles. It's also possible to search by painting or artwork; the list of museums includes the MoMA in NYC, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Met. File under: genius.

· Exhibit G: Now Google Street View lets you tour the world's finest museums from the comfort of your armchair [Daily Mail]
· Try Google Maps Real Estate Now Before It's Gone Forever [Curbed National]
· Palace of Versailles [Art Project]