Google Cultural Institute has released a very interesting Chrome extension that will be loved by art enthusiasts and others alike. Google Art Project puts the masterpiece paintings on Chrome’s new tab page.
With this extension, you’ll see masterpieces from Van Gogh, Degas, Monet and other iconic artists from museums around the world in every new Chrome tab. The artwork is refreshed every day, or change the settings to see a new image every time you open a new tab.
And let me remind you, there are two uses for keeping something like this on your new tab page. One, you get to see nice pictures every day. Two, you hide your most visited websites, which can be distracting. I used to get tempted to open Facebook every time I open a new tab and look at the thumbnail. Now that it is out of the picture, I open Facebook a lot less than I used to!
If you were wondering what Google Cultural Institute is, here is some official literature to get you started:
Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online.
With a team of dedicated Googlers, we are building tools that allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online, making it accessible to all.
Here you can find artworks, landmarks and world heritage sites, as well as digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe.