The White House and Google recently announced a partnership that will allow users to take a 360-degree tour of the Presidential mansion. To commemorate Google’s Art Project, first lady Michelle Obama’s office announced that all of the rooms in the White House will be digitized in ultra-high definition and will be available online.
While announcing the virtual tour, Michelle Obama said, “The White House isn’t simply a home to First Families or meeting space for world leaders, it’s also known as ‘The People’s House,’ a place that should be open to everyone.” It is because of that understanding that the first lady stated how her office has always made it a priority to invite young people, military families and Americans of all ages to come over to the White House and have a look.
She also said, “Thousands of people have walked these halls and gazed at the artwork. They’ve examined the portraits of Washington, Lincoln and Kennedy. They have imagined the history that has unfolded her. And now you can do all of that without leaving your home.” The Google Art Project which launched in February 2011 has been undergoing processes that allow users to experience virtual tours of museums and to view exhibits in high-resolutions.
The White House virtual tour announcement came as part of a global expansion of the project by the Internet search giants. In the short video above, you will be able to see the process that went on to enable users to experience the virtual tour from home. Do have a look at the virtual tour for yourself here and tell us what you think with a comment below.