The ultra high-res camera captures the finest paintings from museums around the world in great detail

Browsing a museum’s collection online isn’t new, but Google’s Cultural Institute, an initiative to preserve the world’s culture and history by making it available online, is enhancing that experience with a new project that allows web users to view the art up close—way up close.

For this purpose, the company built the Art Camera, a custom-built camera designed specifically for capturing works of art in such a precise way that displays every detail as if you were seeing it up close. Zooming into these images is the closest thing to seeing the paintings in person.

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