Google and Seventeen International Museums Unveil the Art Project

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Today Google unveiled the Art Project, a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed museums. This 
initiative enables the public to explore more than a thousand masterpieces with just a click of a mouse. Over the last 
eighteen months, Google has worked with seventeen art museums, including The Frick Collection and three other US 
institutions (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York and, the Freer Gallery of 
Art, Smithsonian, in Washington D.C.), to create an online resource where visitors can explore museums from around the 
world, discover and view works of art at very powerful zoom levels, and even create and share their own virtual 
collections of masterpieces. The results of this global partnership can be explored at