Faculty Academy 2012

Google Art Project and the Representation of the Art Work qua Object

Presenters: Joseph Dreiss

Google Art Project is an Internet resource that allows access to approximately 30,000 works of art housed in 151 collections from 40 different countries worldwide. My presentation will demo Google Art Project by exploring its most important features. I will also provide a critical assessment of GAP, discussing how this important innovation in the presentation of works of art is superior to older technologies for the representation of art objects. Lastly, I will suggest how Google Art Project can be used to foster an empirical approach to the discovery of individual art object through a pedagogy involving virtual travel and a peripatetic review of art objects within collections. 

Author: Martha Burtis

Special Projects Coordinator

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