Say what you will about Google's global domination tactics—the search giant is a benevolent dictator. Today the Googlers have announced The Google Art Project, which aims to take ramped-up Street View technology and aim it at the world's most treasured art collections.
The Art Project takes viewers inside museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Palace at Versailles, MoMA, The National Gallery in London, The Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam and several others. So far, it provides super high resolution images and interactive data for over 1,000 works of art by over 400 artists.
In addition to strolling the galleries and getting up close to once prohibitively remote master works, visitors can even create their own gallery collections and share the links with friends. In short, you should probably stop reading this now.