Collections – Google Art Project

I’m sure that others have blogged about this before, but I’ve fallen in love with  Collections – Google Art Project. Coming across this was purely accidental, I was looking for online art theory courses and one of the results included the Acropolis Museum. Never having been to Greece, it was exciting for me to be able to ‘wander’ around some of the Museum and see works that I might not have the chance to see otherwise.

Upon further exploration I found Monet’s Waterlilies at the Musee de l’Orangerie, Caravaggio’s Medusa at the Uffizi and the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg. There are 156 collections from museums and galleries all over the world, not all the works are included but you can get a feel for the artwork and the space they reside in, all from the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy! I know I will 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Collections – Google Art Project

  1. birdcagedesign August 6, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    That is really great, thanks for sharing…perfect pitstop to get a grasp of what is showing at the museum so you can plan your trip…whether that trip be virtual or real 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies August 7, 2012 / 10:35 am

      So glad you like it, it is perfect for the traveller who loves to plan as well as the armchair traveller and I’m a bit of both 🙂

  2. elisaruland August 6, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    Thanks for the tip…this is wonderful!

    • twoblackdoggies August 7, 2012 / 10:32 am

      You’re welcome, it is a wonderful resource and so much fun looking at exhibits from museums and galleries I never knew existed and I’m sure that there is plenty more to come.

    • twoblackdoggies August 7, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      Google are certainly doing everything they can to make everything open and accessible.

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