Thursday, November 7, 2013

Featured Online Resource - Google Art Project

The Google Art Project is a part of the Google Cultural Institute. The project provides digital access to over 40,000 art works from 40 countries.

In The Conservatory screenshot.  Creative Commons 
License, from Wikimedia Commons.

If you browse the great variety of collections available, you will discover features such as:
  • Learn more about the work by clicking the Details option.  
  • Zoom in to see greater detail.  Some paintings are even digitized in "gigapixel format", allowing extremely close viewing for great detail.
  • Tour selected museums which offer a "Museum View".  This option uses the same type of software as you may have experienced with Google Street View.
  • Compare works side-by-side.
  • Begin your own collection of favorite works.  If you have a Google account, they will automatically saved under this account.
Be sure to take the time to explore this site whether you're doing specific research or just want to take a break and browse a an art museum someday!

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

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