Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google through its Google Cultural Institute initiative, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.The digital platform utilizes high-resolution image technology and enables users to virtually tour partner museums’ galleries, explore physical and contextual information about artworks, and compile their own virtual collection. The "walk-through" feature of the project uses Google's Street View technology, and partner museums could select one artwork to be captured as a gigapixel image (with over 1 billion pixels).
On Thursday, December 7, from 13.00, the Circulation Room, the Research Room, and the smaller reading rooms will be closed due to the event. We provide learning opportunities between 13.00. and 22.00 in the Reading Hall and in the ground floor Training Room.