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Google Art Project launched

Take a virtual tour inside 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art & MoMA in New York, The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Tate Britain & The National Gallery in London, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Google Art Project allows you to  navigate through these museums and check out over 1,000 works of art by more than 400 artists. A clickable annotation feature lets you jump between the virtual museum and specific works of art. Each image has an information panel with more about the piece and options to find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.

In addition, each museum selected one work of art that was photographed using super high resolution so you can zoom in on brushstroke-level details. You can also save specific views of any of the artworks and build your own personalized collection.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project website

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  1. Angie
    February 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If you subscribe to Chronicle of Higher Education you can join the discussion of how quick and free browsing of the museum collections could affect your teaching.

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