Google Art Project Opens Doors to the World’s Museums

Google Art Project (googleartproject.com) represents 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 Met, the Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum, and the galleries of many other major museums, selecting works of art that interest you; or navigate through interactive floor plans and learn more about the layout and design of the museum.

Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and zoom into Van Gogh’s Starry Night, for example, to see the artist’s brushstrokes in minuscule detail. Expand the information panel and read more about an art work, find more works by that artist, or watch related YouTube videos.

Create your own collection: save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks in the Google Art Project and begin to build your own personalized collection. Enhance your collection by adding individualized comments to stimulate discussion and share your entire collection with others.

Museums presently included in the Google Art Project are:
• Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
• Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
• Frick Collection, New York City
• Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
• Museum of Modern Art, New York City
• Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
• Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
• Museum Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic
• National Gallery, London
• Palace of Versailles, France
• Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
• State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
• State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
• Tate Britain, London
• Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
• Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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