Google Accelerates Art Project

  • Head of Aphrodite (Bartlett Head), Greek, 330–300 BC.

    Head of Aphrodite (Bartlett Head), Greek, 330–300 BC.

    Image: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Google Inc. has expanded its Art Project to include more than 150 museums worldwide, among them 29 museums in 16 US cities.

Recent additions to Google's virtual tours of museum collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, and Jerusalem's Israel Museum.

The world's most-visited museum, the Louvre, has not signed on yet, but Google is talking to the museum for possible inclusion in the "next phase."

Galleries in 40 countries can now be viewed by Internet users. High resolution close-ups of masterpieces by the likes of Monet and Botticelli are available.

A robot-like device rolled through the museums recording as many as 30,000 artworks to be viewed much like Google's Street Views.

The Art Project launched in February 2011.

Visit the website at http://www.googleartproject.com.

 

More News Feed Headlines

Screenshot of the Acoma shield in the May 30 EVE auction

Emergency Meeting at Smithsonian Aims to Halt Paris Auction of Sacred Tribal Artifacts

  • May 25, 2016 15:51

Hyperallergic reports the latest battle to repatriate objects of significance to indigenous ...

Read More

Banksy's Flying Cooper

150 Banksy Works From Private Collections Exhibited in Rome

  • May 25, 2016 15:51

An unprecendented assemblage of 150 privately-owned works by mysterious street artist Banksy are ...

Read More

The Barns, Lake George, 1926, by Georgia O’Keeffe.  Oil on canvas 21 x 32 ¼ in.  (53.3 x 81.9 cm.) Georgia O'Keeffe Museum © 2016 Christie’s Images Limited

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Acquires Rare O’Keeffe Painting

  • May 24, 2016 22:39

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is pleased to announce it has acquired a rare 1926 painting by ...

Read More

A newly discovered and restored Edmund C.  Tarbell painting being unveiled by Edmund C.  Tarbell II, center, grandson of the painter, and Jeremy Fogg, guest curator and conservator, at the Discover Portsmouth visitors' center in Portsmouth, NH.

Rediscovered Painting Joins Major Retrospective of Impressionist Edmund Tarbell

  • May 24, 2016 22:23

Renowned American Impressionist painter Edmund C. Tarbell is in the spotlight. The most ambitious ...

Read More

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire