Google's Art Project Expands: Now With More than 30,000 Hi-Res Images From 151 Museums
At the Musee d’Orsay in Paris today, Google announced a major expansion of the Google Art Project.
Fast Facts About the Expansion from the Google Blog:
- 1. At Launch (Last Year) 1,000 Hi-Res Images from 17 Museums in Nine Countries
- 2. As of Today, 30,000+ Hi-Res Images from 151 Museums in 40 Countries
- 3. Plus, “Street View” Imagery for 46 Museums
- 4. 46 Artworks Using Gigapixel Technology
Direct to Google Art Project Web Site Homepage
New Features from Art Project:
- Using completely new tools, called Explore and Discover, you can find artworks by period, artist or type of artwork, displaying works from different museums around the world.
- Google+ and Hangouts are integrated on the site, enabling you to create even more engaging personal galleries.
- Street View images are now displayed in finer quality. A specially designed Street View “trolley” took 360-degree images of the interior of selected galleries which were then stitched together, enabling smooth navigation of more than 385 rooms within the museums. You can also explore the gallery interiors directly from within Street View in Google Maps.
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See Also: Google Art Project launches Tuesday at Art Institute of Chicago (via Chicago Tribune)
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See Also: Art Gallery of Ontario joins Google Art Project (via CBC)
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