Google Art Project

Google has teamed up with some of the world's leading art museums to launch Art Project, a new web portal allowing visitors to take virtual, street view-style tours of their galleries and view super-high resolution images of some of the world's finest artworks.

Over the past 18 months, Google has worked with 17 leading museums including The Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian, The National Gallery, London and Tate Britain, capturing over 1000 high resolution images of famous works of art. These include one massive 7-gigapixel image from each participating gallery, offering a staggering level of detail.

Google has also published three videos to introduce Art Project and show how it's been brought to life, which you can find after the jump. [Google Art Project]