151 countries added to Google Art Project

Google gives new life to its platform through Google Art Project signed a partnership with 151 museums which allows it to expand its catalog. This platform, created a year ago, proposes to visit a virtual museum. Until today, his collection numbered only 10,000 and works 17 museums accessible. For its second year, Google decided to see the big picture and now offers more than 30,000 works from 40 different countries. These works are not limited to painting sculptures, graffiti and photographs are also by appointment.
46 works in extreme definition

The collections of the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Musée du Quai Branly, areas of Chantilly and Fontainebleau, and Versailles, are accessible to everyone, but also those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, or those of the Tokyo National Museum. Google Art Project, the Mountain View giant has also integrated its Street View technology. It is now possible to walk through the galleries of museums 46 with a 360 °.
7 billion for an array of pixels

Do not spoil, all these works are presented in high definition and 46 works were photographed in high definition (7 billion pixels) which allows the virtual visitor to appreciate the details. Among them, the Sun Stone of Mexico, one Sunday afternoon at the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat – composed entirely of tiny dots – or the famous Botticelli painting The Birth of Venus and the Starry Night by Van Gogh.
A function to search by artist

The organization of the platform has also been reviewed with the appearance of the function Discover. This allows you to search works by artist and admire the pieces from the same artist that are scattered throughout the world. Only digitized by museums are present: “It is they (museums) who decide what works they want to have on Google Art Project,” says Amit Sood, who represents the project in Paris. “The museum may decide at any time remove or add a work platform. They were ready for our technologies high resolution photographs, but these are the museums that do the job, “he said at the daily 20 Minutes.

This initiative is welcomed by the President of the Musée d’Orsay: “I think Google Art Project will help to showcase our collections.” For him, the platform will not encourage people to stay home but rather to discover the works in real life.

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