Google Art Project

Google Art Project is "an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence. […] The platform now features more than 32,000 artworks from 46 museums, and the image acquisition process is underway at the remaining partner museums."

"The platform enables users to virtually tour partner museums’ galleries, explore physical and contextual information about artworks, and compile their own virtual collection. The "walk-through" feature of the project uses Google's Street View technology. The images of many of the artworks were reproduced with very high quality, and each partner museum selected one artwork to be captured as a gigapixel image (with over 1 billion pixels)."

The Google Art Project is available in 18 languages, including Bahasa, English, French, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese. For a full description of the project, see the entry on Wikipedia
 

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 - 3:12pm
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