James A. Michener Art Museum & Indianapolis Museum of Art Launch Newly Digitized Collections Online
1. James A. Michener Art Museum Launches Google Art Project Street View and Gigapixel Imagery
The James A. Michener Art Museum announced today that it is launching Street View imagery of its galleries along with thirteen works viewable in super high resolution or ‘gigapixel’ photo capturing technology. Using the Street View feature, visitors can virtually move around the Museum’s galleries selecting works of art that interest them by clicking to reveal high resolution images (where available).
2. Indianapolis Museum of Art Unveils new digital archive for Miller House and Garden
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has unveiled a new online archival collection for Miller House and Garden, one of the nation’s most highly regarded mid-century Modernist residences. Located in Columbus, Ind. and open for scheduled tours, the site is one of two National Historic Landmarks owned by the IMA.
The robust digital collection contains 17,699 downloadable images, including architectural drawings, material samples, photographs and administrative documents related to the history of the property. The archive spans more than 50 years, from the initial planning and construction of the house to later renovations and interior design projects.
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