Google Art Project has enabled museums to put high res images and video on line, that complement the actual art objects themselves, rather than try to replace them. This is a long read, but interesting from the perspective of a curator, about whether Google is in it for the long haul, whether a museum could do this on its own. She points out why this kind of museum will not replace the brick and mortar museum. As a journalist, I’m interested in the idea of curation. When breaking news is captured by the crowd via mobiles, that refocuses the serious journalist on analysis and general sense-making regarding ideas. Curating, the things people need to know about, verifying, and balancing the barrage of unmediated information from the Web.
On February 1 of this year, Google launched its much-heralded Art Project in partnership with 17 museums from Europe and the U.S. Despite the limited content and a long wish-list of enhancements, the Google Art Project offers a glimpse of innovative new ways for museums to use and be used on the Web, collaboratively.
- Have you seen Google Art Project? (mrsymons.wordpress.com)
- The latest project from Google: Art Project (jpascoe.wordpress.com)
- Visit the museums from around the world (emuseums.wordpress.com)