Google announced this Wednesday that it is coming out with a new update for art related searches on Street View. The search giant said that its search results will now include more information about the artwork and the artists. This new update will offer the full details on the materials that are used to create specific pieces of art including when the art was created, and where it resides now. Google said that its search engine receives 500 million art-related queries per month and that’s why it's making some improvement to the search experience as well.
Google’s latest update includes a new Street View feature that doubles as a virtual museum tour guide. The search giant announced that it’s integrating the work done by the Google Arts & Culture team into its Google search results and Maps that will let the web users experience the art better they search for.
In addition, Google has also updated Maps’ Street View with museum guides on desktop as well as mobile app. It will allow the users to walk through museum’s rooms via Google Maps and read helpful explanations next to each piece. These will also be linked to the page with more information about the art, as provided by museums around the world.
With this new feature, while exploring a museum on Google Street View in the Chrome browser on mobile and desktop, you will now see information appear on the walls alongside paintings. From there, you can click on these remarks to view more information about that specific work. The search giant said that more than 440 museums from around the world are going to participate in the Street View Feature at launch including Dulwich Picture Gallery in the UK, Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in the U.S.