The Google Art Project is a unique online art experience, using a combination of various advanced Google technologies and expert information, provided by 151 acclaimed art partners (museums, galleries, …) from across 40 countries.
- explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail
- take a virtual tour of a museum or gallery (with Street View images and navigation)
- build their own collections to share (user gallery)
- enjoy over 30 000 artworks from sculpture to architecture
- explore over 150 collections
- edit, reorder, upload Youtube videos and more in the “My Galleries” section
- use a dedicated Education section providing simple tools to learn about the artworks featured on the Google Art Project
The Google Art Project was launched on 1 February 2011. Seventeen galleries and museums were included in the launch of the project.
In France, the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2rmf) launched in 2009 the project 3D*COFORM to advance the state-of-the-art in 3D-digitisation and make 3D-documentation an everyday practical choice for digital documentation campaigns in the cultural heritage sector.