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

Photographic portrait of artist John Baldessari.  2004, by Analia Saban

White House Announces National Medal of Arts Recipients

  • September 04, 2015 11:38

Recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts have been named by the White House. The highest ...

Read More

École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris

Director Shake-Up at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris Puts Bustamante In

  • September 03, 2015 15:16

A new director of the École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris has been announced, and ...

Read More

Modigliani’s 1917 “Nu Couche (Reclining Nude)”

"Holy Grail" of Modigliani Nudes Headlines Christie's Nov. Sale

  • September 03, 2015 13:44

Christie's is banking on a nude by Amedeo Modigliani to fetch a record price in the coming fall ...

Read More

Wilson House in Vallejo, designed by Julia Morgan

On the Market: Historic Julia Morgan-Designed Residence

  • September 03, 2015 10:50

An early and fine example of architect Julia Morgan's residences in the First Bay Tradition is on ...

Read More

Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair

ArtfixDaily Artwire