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The Cincinnati Art Museum looks to connect people with art, not only within the walls of the museum, but across the digital landscape as well. The future holds great opportunity for us to develop digital resources for students, educators, scholars and art lovers alike.
The Cincinnati Art Museum launched its involvement with the Art Project in April 2013, joining over 500 acclaimed art partners from across more than 60 countries that work to preserve and promote culture online. The Art Project currently features nearly 400 works from the museum’s collection highlights and Cincinnati Wing collection. This technology allows people around the world to explore the museum’s paintings, sculptures, and other objects in never-before-seen angles and in great detail with the click of a mouse.
One of the museum’s most beloved paintings, Vincent van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, is now featured as a “Gigapixel Image,” photographed in ultra-high resolution, allowing users to examine the rich details, exquisite texture and intricacy of this recently-conserved work.
The Google Art Project Street View team also mapped the Cincinnati Art Museum so visitors can now virtually tour our galleries with 360-degree panoramic views.
The Art Project allows us as an institution to showcase a world-class collection, fulfilling our mission to bring people and art together. It is an invaluable resource to educators, students and art enthusiasts alike. Teachers are already using the Art Project to supplement learning in their classrooms as the education section provides a multitude of ideas and resources that can be utilized in a variety of learning environments.
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A project by Laure de Margerie, funded by the University of Texas at Dallas, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin, and the Ecole du Louvre
A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Rochester, and the Scholarly Editions and Translations Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With past support from the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia, the Getty Grant Program, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Preservation and Access Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sun Microsystems, and Inso Corporation.