Google Announces Global Expansion of Its Art Project
Today, at a press conference in Paris and Chicago, Google announced the major global expansion of last year’s groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology now includes 151 partners in 40 countries around the world. In the United States alone, the project has expanded beyond the initial group of four museums, which included The Frick Collection, to represent 29 partners—ranging from large institutions to university galleries—in 16 cities. Additionally, significant technical improvements have been made to the site that resulted in a higher quality display of the virtual tour, the enhanced browsing of content, and the integration of Google+ and video hangouts, allowing visitors to create and share engaging personal galleries. The expanded global partnership can be explored at googleartproject.com.