"The Art Project is part of our efforts to bringing culture online and making it accessible the widest possible audience," said Amit Sood, head of Google Art Project, in an April 3 blog posting.
First launched in 2011, the Google Art Project featured virtual gallery tours and high resolution images from 17 museums. The project has grown from representing institutions in nine countries through 1,000 images – mostly of paintings by Western masters – to showcasing more than 30,000 objects and giving site visitors a peek inside museums including the DAM, the Tokyo National Museum in Japan and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Google Art Project users can view artworks by collection, artist or artwork title and sign in to create virtual galleries.
View part of the DAM’s collection on Google Art Project and the DAM website's Collections pages to discover outstanding examples of what make our collection great. Included on both are objects from our noteworthy American Indian and western American art collections, along with works by masters including Claude Monet.