"Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces."
The hottest topic on Museum experience this past weeks has most certainly been about a virtual one, the one offering to walk through the rooms of 17 galleries and museums, and to look at 16 selected artworks in 7 billion pixels - which is kind of beyond my short-sighted imagination.
"The giga-pixel experience brings us very close to the essence of the artist through detail that simply can't be seen in the gallery itself," said Julian Raby, from the Freer Gallery, quoted in the Washington Post.
So with that, a virtual visit and Google's visibility how can it not replace, or reinvent the whole museum experience and in which way?
Amit Sood, who is the Head of the Google Art Project, will be with us this year to discuss the relevance of this ongoing work and how it could affect audiences.I guess from there is no need to say that if you are willing to discuss one the most thought-provoking initiative in terms of museum experience, then you might want to not miss his speech.
Here is a short press review of Google Art Projects articles in the mainstream press.
"National Treasures: Google Art Project unlocks riches of world's galleries" (The Washington Post)
"The Work fo Art in the Age of Google" (The New York Times)
"Google Art Project: the 7 billion dollar masterpieces" (The Telegraph)
"The Problem with Google Art Project" (The Telegraph)
What about you readers? What do you think about the project? What is your personal feedback? Feel free to post some articles on the subjects as well as to let us know, piror to the conference.