But the communications of today has brought of course with the help of Google Art Project, For instance, Night Watch from Rijks Museum to my computer. (Which is in the background as I write this post.)
I have spend countless hours admiring the way Rembrandt plays with light, in this and many other paintings.
Now I can view them in ultra high resolution, at anytime I want.
It is also easy as I could make an art work collections to fit my own plans to walk down museums. Indeed it is street view fro museums.
See the visitors guide below, before visiting Google Art Project at Googleartproject.com
Official Google Blog: Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project