New galleries and museums from around the world have been added to the Google Art Project.
The Google Art Project now features collections from 151 galleries and museums, giving visitors the chance to see important crafted objects.
The Google Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, Google have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks in detail, take a virtual tour of a museum, and build their own collections to share.
The Google Art Project website first launched in February 2011 with seventeen museums and galleries. As well as more galleries and museums, the new expansion brings with it hundreds of craft objects, in mediums such as ceramics, wood, cloth, glass, silver, gold and stone.
National Galleries of Scotland are one of the newest additions to the site, with 150 artworks on display. These include The Progress of a Soul: The Entrance (1895) by Edinburgh based artist Phoebe Anna Traquair, a richly detailed embroidery of silk and gold thread on linen.
The Musée d'Orsay collection includes the High-backed chair (circa 1898) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, created for Miss Cranston’s Tearoom from oak, and characteristic of his style. Another piece by Mackintosh, Candlestick (c.1904), can be seen in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, collection.
Museums and Galleries can register to sign up as a Google Art Project partner using a simple form on Google Docs.
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