01/4​The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

​The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

With its grand front steps, sprawling rooms full of antiquities and paintings, and its lavish Met Gala costume party, the Met in New York City is one of the world's most revered institutions. The couture works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior are currently featured, as well as in-depth gigapixel examinations of Vermeer's 'Woman With a Water Pitcher' and Bruegel the Elder's 'Harvesters'. Google also deployed its Street View technology to take viewers on a tour through Temple of Dendur and other popular spots of the museum.


02/4​The Palace of Versailles, Versailles

​The Palace of Versailles, Versailles

King Louis XIV installed the French court and the royal residence in the Palace of Versailles in 1682. Until the French Revolution a century later, assorted kings took turns embellishing the palace into the gilded, over-the-top spectacle that it still is today. The Hall of Mirrors, Royal Opera, Grand Trianon, and those spotless, sculpted gardens can all be found online in great detail, along with the dwellings of its most notorious resident, Marie Antionette.


03/4​Musée d’Orsay, Paris

​Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Located on the banks of the Seine in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay is famed for its vast collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, as well as the grandeur of the Beaux-Arts structure itself. Digital visitors can learn how the museum came to be, from its origins as a railway station for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, through to its modern iteration as a world-class institution. Masterworks by the likes of Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Seurat are highlighted along the way.


04/4​The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

​The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Widely considered to be the world’s leading authority on arts and design, the V&A in London houses a most impressive collection of ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and sculpture. In their digital presentation, the museum is currently featuring rare examples of English medieval embroidery and looks from its "Savage Beauty" retrospective of Alexander McQueen, which was first exhibited at the Met.