May 29, 2022

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, […]

New Digitized Collection: National Library of Wales' Oil Painting Collection Goes Online via Your Paintings Project

From the BBC: The National Library of Wales‘ entire collection of oil paintings has gone online for the entire population to enjoy as part of the Your Paintings project. Over 1,950 oil paintings in the library’s collection have been photographed and put on the website in the partnership project between the Public Catalogue Foundation and […]

Recently Released: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Launches its First Online Catalogue, Paintings of the Americas

Via Art Daily: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, [has released] its first online catalogue, Paintings of the Americas. The free digital publication, available here, will feature a selection of more than 400 paintings from its collection of nearly 2,000 (including new acquisitions) created by artists from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The online […]

National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Launches NGA Images Database and Open Access Policy

From a National Gallery of Art (NGA) Announcement: The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, […]

The Guggenheim (With Help From Internet Archive) Launches Museum Exhibition Catalogue in Digital Format

From the Guggenheim Web Site The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has expanded its digital publications resources, offering greater access to a range of content from Guggenheim publications, including the first exhibition catalogue to be published by a museum in an e-book format. A newly digitized selection of essays and historical materials dating back to the […]

Europeana Launches Its First Virtual Exhibit Based on User Generated Content

From the Europeana Web Site: We are excited to announce the launch of our first ever vir­tual exhi­bi­tion based on user-generated content. “Wiki Loves Art Nou­veau” is an online exhi­bi­tion made up of 50 images taken by Wiki­Com­mons mem­bers, rep­re­sent­ing some of Europe’s best exam­ples of Art Nou­veau archi­tec­ture. With over 165,000 entries in the Wiki […]

UK: Over Half the Nation's Collection of Paintings Now Online

From the Public Catalogue Foundation: Your Paintings is the first national online museum of all publicly owned oil paintings in the UK. It was launched in June of this year (2011) by the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC. Today it has been announced that a further 40,000 paintings have been uploaded to the […]

Milestones: Europeana Adds 20 Millionth Item & Collection of 7000 Photographs From Belgium Added to Database

Congrats and kudos to the Europeana team! From the Europeana eNewsletter: This October, Europeana’s content reached 20 million items, increasing the content ten-fold since its initial launch in 2008. The 20 millionth item is a painting of the Biblical story of David and Goliath painted by the celebrated Caravaggio in 1600-1601. Caravaggio worked predominantly on […]

Art Institute of Chicago Awarded Major Grant by the Getty Foundation for Online Catalogue

From Art Daily (News Release): The Art Institute of Chicago announced that the museum has been awarded $400,000 by the Getty Foundation for the implementation of an online catalogue of paintings and drawings by the artists Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The grant supports further work on the prototype developed by the Art Institute of […]

BBC Launches "Your Paintings"; 60,000 Paintings Online From UK National Collections + Crowdsourcing

From the BBC: Many people don’t realise that the UK has tens of thousands of paintings in its publicly funded museums and institutions that are not currently viewable by the public, either because they are in storage or are kept in buildings that are inaccessible to the general public. The vast majority of these paintings […]