Today we welcomed colleagues from Google and 16 art museums from around the world to Tate Britain for the launch of the Google Art Project
My name is James Davis, Online Collection Editor for Tate, and a part of my job is to explore ways we can share our artworks far and wide, and in doing so bring in new audiences. We’ve worked on this project for almost two years, sharing insight with our colleagues in other museums and helping Google find the best way to present these masterpieces online.
We’re proud of our work in this project, and hope you’ll enjoy wandering around the galleries, taking a close look at many paintings, saving collections to send to friends, and enjoying videos such as this: Over the next few days we’ll bring you some behind the scenes stories about how we put all this together. In the meantime we’d love to hear what you think, and to see any collections you wanted to share from the project.