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Google Art brings Chicago Art Institute to the web

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:30:19 CDT
By: AP

Google Inc. has upgraded its Google Art Project initiative, adding thousands of works in dozens more countries. Google President Margo Georgiadis unveiled the project at The Art Institute of Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The project provides access to ultra-high resolution images of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Google Art Project launched last year with about 1,000 artworks from 17 institutions in nine countries. The second phase expands to more than 30,000 artworks from 40 countries. Georgiadis says it allows people to study art ``in a seamless way.'' Emanuel says the project will ``open up a window'' to Chicago's Art Institute.

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