Fantastic program for art lovers and students everywhere started by Google…

I was enjoying myself this morning touring museums on the Google Art Project, a major collection tour of 17 world famous museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, and the Freer Gallery of Art and International Museums such as  The Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain, The  Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic, The National Gallery, London – England (one of my favorites), The  Palace of Versailles – France,  and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia, among others.

"Carafe and Book" by Juan Gris - Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

The website enables users to discover and view more than 1,000 artworks online in extraordinary detail, with documentation on the works, biographies of artists, interactive 360 degree tours of the galleries and more.

For someone trapped in West Virginia like me, this is a remarkable opportunity to experience the joys of art tourism without leaving my living room.

The site was launched today after 18 months of development in cooperation with the 17 museums. Artwork can be seen in extremely high resolution and viewed in microscopic detail.

Take a look…,… and have a good time.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on June 14, 2011, in Announcement, Art, Arts, creativity, Education, history, Internet, News, Opinion, Theatre and Art, Word from Bill, World News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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