What a neat idea: the Eurostar departure lounge at the St. Pancras International Train Station in London has a new interactive digital art gallery that lets travelers view art masterpieces while waiting for their train:
The project, which launched earlier today, is a collaboration between Eurostar and the National Gallery which offers travelers the chance to explore a database of 100 highlights from the National Gallery’s collection of Western European painting – including masterpieces by Caravaggio, Constable, Leonardo da Vinci, Money, Rubens, Titian and Van Gogh.
Six tailor-made, touch-screen coffee tables provide the interface with which users can scroll through the database of images. Once an image has been selected, it is then displayed on one of six free-standing plasma screens situated within the brick archways running along the eastern wall of the departure lounge.
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/interactive-art-gallery-for-international-train-travellers/ - Thanks Patrick Burgoyne!