J. Paul Getty Museum gets Gogglefied
Google loves museums. That seems pretty clear at this point. The Google Art project has brought 17 of the world's most famous museums to the web for virtual tours, including MoMA in New York, the Tate Museum of London, and the Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam. And, Google has even put a few museums on Google Earth, including the Prado in Madrid, to let users tour there as well.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in LA not only allows cell signals in, but they are making their permanent collection a permanent feature in Google Goggles. As of now, if you do a Goggles search of a painting in the Getty permanent collection, the search result will direct you to the Getty Museum mobile site for more information about the piece including audio and text commentary from artists, curators, and even the artwork itself. We're hoping this sort of functionality spreads to other museums, and historical landmarks.
Google Goggles is available for iOS and Android.
source: Google Blog