George Eastman House selected for Google Arts Project
Posted at: 04/03/2013 12:33 PM | Updated at: 04/03/2013 12:35 PM
The George Eastman House has announced that it is adding high-resolution photographs to the Google Art Project, making it the first museum of photography to be selected for the project.
The George Eastman House is the world's oldest museum of photography. The Google Art Project provides a custom-built zoom viewer and allows users the ability to discover details never seen before. The initial group of 50 Eastman House photographs on The Google Art Project spans the 1840's through the late 20th century. Some of the subjects featured include Martin Luther King Jr., the first train wreck ever photographed, the Egyptian pyramids, and Sphinx in the 1850's.
The Eastman House will continue to add to it's Google Art Project galleries.
"Our partnership with Google is an exciting endeavor and truly opens the door to our photography vault, with a reach unlike ever before," said Dr. Bruce Barnes, the Ron and Donna Fielding Director of George Eastman House. "This online exhibition experience allows for high-resolution and high-level research of photographs from our immense archive-revealed and shared with an international community."
The George Eastman House will also be a part of the Google Maps Street View online project which will show viewers 360-degree views of the museum's gardens, grounds, historic house, and vaults.