San Francisco museums join Google Art Project 

Art from around the world is more accessible to people on their computers after Google announced a major expansion of its Art Project on Tuesday.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the de Young Museum are both partners in the expansion of the project, which includes more than 30,000 high-resolution images of artwork from 46 museums.

Scroll down for a video about the Google Art Project.

The Google Art Project started in 2011, according to a news release from Google, with 1,000 images from 17 museums. The expansion announced Tuesday was an increase in the number of partners, as well as an overhaul of the technology to improve the quality of the images and enhance the navigation.

Google said the Art Project is part of efforts to make culture accessible to the widest audience by putting it online.

“SFMOMA is widely acknowledged as a leader among museums worldwide for our inventive approach to online engagement, and this exciting project furthers our commitment to extend compelling experiences with contemporary art into the digital realm,” SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra said in a statement.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com


Pin It
Favorite

Latest in Government & Politics

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Videos

Readers also liked…

Most Popular Stories

© 2016 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation