Google has stepped into the art world in dramatic style. Seventeen of the world’s most famous arts institutions have collaborated with Google to produce Google Art Project, an ambitious project that allows people to view over 1,000 major artworks online in impressive detail. Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.
Seventeen of the world’s most famous arts institutions have collaborated with Google to produce Google Art Project, an ambitious project that allows people to explore museums around the world and artwork online.
A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.
Explore museums with Street View technology:
virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
Discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
Create your own collection:
The ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.
Google approached the museum partners without any curatorial direction, and each museum was able to chose the number of galleries, artwork and information they wanted to include, based on reasons specific to them. All content in the information panel pertaining to individual artworks was also provided by the museums.
Some of the paintings and features captured with Street View were required to be blurred by the museums for reasons pertaining to copyrights.