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What is Google Art Project

What is Google Art Project

This is a guest post by Rajesh who blogs at Nichewp. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check our guest posting guidelines.

Art Project is a tool from Google that lets you visit 17 museums of art world’s most important, allowing users a virtual tour of the museums. The Art Project has available more than a thousand works of art, artists of 486 rooms spread over 385 galleries. Among the museums you can visit the Art Project are: the National Gallery in London, National Gallery in London, MoMA in New York, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.


Key features of Google Art Project

  • Allows you to virtually visit more than 17 thousand books available by museums, located in the city of 11 9 different countries participating in this project;
  • Create and share one’s own collection, where users store information and images of works.
  • Each of the 17 museums provides a work of art with high-resolution images of about 14,000 million pixels that allow us to analyze in detail each of the works, which highlight “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh at MoMA patent, “Return of Prodigal Son “by Rembrandt in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and” No Woman, No Cry “by Chris Ofili at Tate Britain exposed.

Virtually visit all 17 museums and their works through Google Art Project.

Participating museums

  • Altes Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • Frick collection, New York, United States
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Freer Gallery – Smithsonian, Washington, United States
  • Tretyakov Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
  • Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Museum Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • National Gallery, London, UK
  • Palace of Versailles, France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States

Works with high-resolution images

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{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Vijayraj Reddy

    all 17 museums are great, good information…

  • abhi

    Good to see this. Google always the master for trend setters. Hope this is another good one from gooooogle.

  • Jasmine

    Wow, Google Art makes me wow! A superb project from Google!

  • Jacqui

    Google continues to produce amazing free offerings. This doesn’t compare to the vastness of Google Earth, but it’s a wonder.

  • Manish Singh@TechRecall

    Cool nice and unique stuff. I visited different museums just by sitting infront of my computer :)

  • Mahesh

    Good informations. It will be really useful for art lovers :)


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