4/3/2012 11:37 PM
Thanks to a joint venture between the White House and The Google Art Project, men and women around the world can virtually tour the public rooms of the president’s primary residence.
“Thousands of people have walked these halls and gazed at the artwork,” Michelle Obama says in an introduction video. “They’ve examined the portraits of Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy. They’ve imagined the history that’s unfolded here. And now you can do all of that without leaving your home. Because after all, this is your house, too.”
Starting today, virtual visitors can travel through the White House’s public rooms and examine the treasures on display there. Detailed information accompanies each artifact in the White House, a collection that includes sabers, paintings, china, and plenty of portraits. Visitors can also gaze at the historic home’s chandeliers, furniture, and architectural detailing thanks to the 360-degree technology used in Google Street View. Sorry, the private homes of the White House are off limits.
The Google Art Project offers virtual tours of 46 museums from around the world, including the National Gallery, the Tate Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and Versailles.
Intrigued? Check out the White House virtual tour here or check out the making of the tour below.
Sources: ABC News, Washington Post
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