Explore Museums and Art with Google Art Project

The Google Art Project puts more than 1,000 works of art on your browser in high resolution. The project is a collaboration with some of the world's most renowned art museums:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
  • Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London - UK
  • Palace of Versailles - France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
  • Tate Britain, London - UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands

The Google Art Project is more than just the works of art, it also takes advantage of Google's "Street View" technology to allow exploration of the museums' galleries which is complemented by interactive floor plans offering museum information. The Artwork View provides pan-and-zoom access to the works of art (see image below) and an info panel allows you to read more about the artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.

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Students will be able to create their own personalized collections for study, including saving specific views and comments that can be shared. This video provides an excellent and enticing overview of the project.