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Google partners with 17 museums to bring their art works online

Google, in association with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, has launched GoogleArtProject.com, an online platform that enables people from around the world to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Google Art Project also allows users to learn about the history and artists behind the art works.

Google, in association with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, has launched GoogleArtProject.com, an online platform that enables people from around the world to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Google Art Project also allows users to learn about the history and artists behind the art works.

According to Google, the company has already worked with 17 art museums across the globe over the last 18 months, taking a selection of super high resolution images of famous artworks. Works of art included in the project range from Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ to Chris Ofili’s ‘No Woman, No Cry’. In total, 486 artists from around the world have been included.

Google Art Project also allows users to save specific views of any of more than 1000 artworks and build their own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.

Amit Sood, Head of Art Project, Google, has said, “This initiative started as ‘20% project’ by a group of Googlers passionate about making art more accessible online. Together with our museum partners around the world we have created what we will hope will be a fascinating resource for art-lovers, students and casual museum goers alike – inspiring them to one day visit the real thing.”

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