Virtual Sistine Chapel

The creative mind behind Google dreams of incorporating Rome’s Sistine Chapel into the company’s innovative Google Art Project.

The founder of Google Art Project and Director at Google Cultural Institute, Amit Sood, said that he would like to add Michelangelo’s photography-restricted masterpiece to the ever-growing virtual museum that already includes Florence’s Uffizi Museum, Rome’s Capitoline Museums and Venice’s Doge’s Palace, along with 345 other cultural heritage partners.

Three dimensional walk-throughs of Rome’s archaeological sites are also part of the line-up.

“The next goal will be 3D, to be used in all the museums, even in the archaeological sites of Rome. I think the museum of the future will be closely tied to physical and digital exhibitions,” he said.

Launched in 2011, Google Art Project now includes millions of artifacts and landmarks from more than 40 countries in a user-interactive experience via Street View technology.

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