Friday, March 18, 2011

A virtual visit to museums...

The last museum I visited (physically) was the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the tour somehow left me in a daze. Ha-ha. Perhaps it was information overload and lack of time to really explore the museum. I was overwhelmed with the size of the building and what was housed inside it. If you've seen the Night of the Museum 1 and 2 well, then I don't have to elaborate. ☺

Too bad though, I wish I could have remembered some more and not only the Hope Diamond that practically made me think of Rose's necklace from  Titantic. *grinz*

I was surprised one morning when Google had a link for the The Google Art Project  where after clicking it directs you to the homepage. A list of museums from around the world is provided and you can select which ones you want to visit. It's easy navigate around the rooms because you can either use the museum's floor plan and if you're familiar with Google Street View then by the arrows you can move from one room to the next. I also like that the site provided  featured art pieces. So if you don't feel like sending your virtual footprints, you can click on a painting, read it's background and other facts. 

I find this project very interesting and I think very helpful for people wanting to be close to works of Art but still saving for the trip. This could also be helpful in planning a museum tour too. I still like an actual visit ☺ 


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