Ever Want to See a Google Camera in Action? Here's a Tumblr of All the Times the Google Art Project Camera Has Captured Itself in a Museum Mirror

Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaría thought to click through the Google initiative and document all the times a camera can be seen in a museum mirror.

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If you've ever wanted to see a Google camera at work, you needn't look any further than Google Art Project, an initiative the Internet giant launched back in 2011.

For those who don't know, Google Art Project is an online archive of all the artwork housed inside museums Google has partnered with, such as New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, London's Tate Gallery, and Florence's Uffizi. It's a handy tool for anyone who needs to track down and inspect a piece of art. Funnily enough, the project also allows visitors a glance at a Google camera in action, although this was no intentional move on Google's part.

Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaría took it upon himself to click through the online platform and document all the times the Google Art Project camera has captured itself inside a museum mirror. You can see the snapshots for yourself on Santamaría's "the camera in the mirror" Tumblr. Although it's a random idea, there's something funny about the juxtaposition of the seemingly out-of-place camera against a room full of art—that, and the fact that Santamaría has made an archive out of an archive. 

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