I’ve written before about my annoyance at art museums, when the crowd is so large that it becomes difficult to enjoy the work. I’m not sure that Art Project can yet replace the physical experience of viewing a painting or other visual work, but in some ways it is indeed better. Judge for yourself:

Google Art Project offers gigapixel images of art classics, indoor Street View of museums
by Vlad Savov

Google's Art Project, detail of painting