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Google Art Project National Gallery Street View
Google's Street View technology, which was recently extended to include Antarctica, has been applied to the floor plans of the museums.
Users can wander the hallways of the National Gallery in London (above), stop and zoom in on the pictures in front of them, in exactly the same way as they can towns in Google Street View.
Small floating buttons appear next to artworks that have been digitised for the project. By clicking on the button, people can open up a high-resolution view of the painting. The Navigate Floor Plan button, meanwhile, allows users to jump to other parts of the museum that have been snapped by Google's cameras.
In total, the project has digitised 385 gallery rooms and features work by nearly 500 artists.
Some images on the gallery floor remain blurred when you zoom in on them, however, which Google says is due to copyright restrictions.
Photo credit: Google