Since it launched the Google Art Project five years ago, Google’s been pouring serious money and time into efforts to make art and culture accessible to everyone (who has the internet and appropriate devices, of course), from digitizing collections to offering virtual tours of museums.
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Why Museums Are Granting Google Free Access to Their Collections
Google Cultural Institute recently revealed that it has engineered the creatively named Google Art Camera: a custom-built camera intended to capture “ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel’ images” of artworks in museums around the world.
Fall with Bruegel’s Rebel Angels in a Virtual Reality Experience
Thanks to a new virtual reality project launched this week by the Google Cultural Institute, you can now immerse yourself in one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most bizarre paintings and hang out with the peculiar creatures that cover its canvas.
Google’s Online Museum Adds 3D Animal Skulls and Sculptures
The Google Cultural Institute, known for empowering internauts to Street View their way through museums and look very, very closely at digitized two-dimensional artworks, has ventured into the third dimension.