We live in the future: Google is now offering a service that takes internet users worldwide into museums, utilizing a format similar to the one used for street view. Especially awesome is the dropdown menu offering a direct view of each piece in the room. This is amazing, and I will definitely use it when deciding which museums to see abroad, but it just can’t compare to seeing a great piece in person.
I also have to wonder about such tools being used to plan heists. That definitely sounds paranoid, but I think it’s a valid question.
Anyway, to experience MoMA and others, visit Google Art Project.