In the late 1980s, art museum personnel began to consider how they could exploit the internet to achieve their institutions' missions through online platforms.

Play all Share. Celebrate Diwali @ Home with Augmented Reality! Open Lab: Home Sprints. [2] Additionally, the microscope view of artworks incorporates other resources—including Google Scholar, Google Docs and YouTube—so users can link to external content to learn more about the work. by Google Arts & Culture, Macquarie University, Ubisoft and Psycle Interactive. The Cultural Institute was launched in 2011 with 42 new exhibits online on October 10, 2012. [19][24], Another Google initiative—Google Books—affected the development of the platform from a non-technological perspective. Continuing both MIT Media Lab’s and Google Arts & Culture Lab’s support of interdisciplinary experimentation across art and technology, Open Lab: Home Sprint was a 48 hour creative exchange between over 40 artists and creative technologists. June 2020 | By Google Arts & Culture Lab, MIT Media Lab. They created an indoor-version of the Google Street View 360-degree camera system to capture gallery images by pushing the camera 'trolley' through a museum. [17], However, since the project expanded in April 2012, Google has faced a few intellectual property issues. June 2020 | By Google Arts & Culture Lab, MIT Media Lab .

A series of online artworks interpreting climate data. Decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs with machine learning, by Emil Wallner, Jonathan Blanchet, Google Arts & Culture Lab, Discover more art through unexpected pairings.

This technology allowed the excellent attention to detail and the highest image resolution. Google faced a six-year-long court case relating to several issues with copyright infringement. "[13] Accordingly, in mid-2009, Google executives agreed to support the project, and they engaged online curators of numerous museums to commit to the initiative. We’re sharing our latest experiments – prototypes that build on seven years of work in partnership with 1,500 cultural institutions around the world. [3] For example, the platform now lets users contribute their own content, adding their insight to the public collection of knowledge. [18], The platform has been integrated with the social media platform Google+ to enable users to share their personal collections with their networks. Future improvements currently under consideration include: upgrading panorama cameras, more detailed web metrics, and improved searchability through meta-tagging and user-generated meta-tagging. After this controversy, Google took a different approach to intellectual property rights for the Google Arts & Culture. [12] The platform concept fit the firm's mission "to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google ended up paying $125 million to copyright-holders of the protected books, though the settlement agreement was modified and debated several times before it was ultimately rejected by federal courts. From the sprint 14 concepts were developed, across disciplines including dance, visual art, photography, film, architecture, audio design. Once the viewer is looking at the shape from the intended vantage point, the lifelike depiction of the skull materializes. [18] Finally, the platform incorporates Google's URL shortener (, so that users can save and easily share their personal collections. Since its initial launch, it has received fairly consistent positive feedback and a variety of criticism. She then outlined the museum's objective to conserve, protect, present, and interpret exhibits, explaining how electronic media could help achieve these goals. Each image was mapped according to longitude and latitude, so that users can seamlessly transition to it from Google Maps, looking inside the partner museums’ galleries. It also features digitized objects from archives, libraries, and a wider array of museums not strictly devoted to art.[45].

Below is a list of the original seventeen partner museums at the time of the platform's launch. Explore collections and stories from around the world with Google Arts & Culture. Some of the works added to the online exhibitions are still protected by copyright, as the artist or his or her heirs holds the right to the image for 70 years. [2] The largest image, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov's The Apparition of Christ to the People, is over 12 gigapixels. With the second generation platform, Google appears to have responded to some earlier criticisms. This platform also provides a new context through which people encounter art, ultimately reflecting this shift away from the canon of high art.[3]. And here at the Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris, we’ve been experimenting with how AI can be used for the benefit of culture. "[32] As of June 2013, it included over 6 million items - photos, videos, and documents.

Google Books cataloged full digital copies of texts, including those still protected by copyright, though Google claimed it was permissible under the fair use clause. [4], The resulting platform is a Java-based Google App Engine Web application, which exists on Google's infrastructure. These situations might include: a professor giving an online lecture to students, engaging in video and shared-screen discussions about a collection, or an expert leading a virtual tour of a distant museum to remote attendees. This global, digital community spanned 11 countries and 5 continents. Watch. Through this process, the participants began to recreate in virtual space the meaningful connections between disciplines and serendipity of discovery that characterise the physical spaces of both the MIT Media Lab and the Google Arts & Culture Lab that were closed during this time.

by Simon Doury, Google Arts & Culture Lab, Color your way through the palettes of famous paintings, Solve artistic jigsaw puzzles together with family and friends, by Martial Geoffre-Rouland, Google Arts & Culture Lab. A collaboration between MIT Media Lab and Google Arts & Culture, bringing together a global community of artists and technologists to experiment, spark new ideas, and share time whilst it is not possible to share physical space during quarantine.

Although the firm may have responded to this issue, there are other neglected criticisms: Many museums and arts organizations have created their own online data and virtual exhibitions. This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 13:36. Deutsche Kunst im Zeitalter von Dürer und Cranach, Rüstkammer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen, Dresden.

Judge Chin said in future open-access initiatives, Google should use an "opt-in" method, rather than providing copyright owners the option to "opt out" of an arrangement.[25].

The Google camera team had to adapt their method and keep the camera shutter open for 8 seconds in the dark to capture a distinct enough image. In a few cases, museums wanted to include artworks by modern and contemporary artists, many of whom still hold the copyright to their work. A few initial criticisms of the platform, including the skewed representation of artworks, have lost some validity with the launch of the second generation platform. by Christine Sugrue, Artist in Residence at Google Arts & Culture Lab. [17], Once the images were captured, the team used Google Street View software and GPS data to seamlessly stitch the images and connect them to museum floor plans. Street View was also integrated with Picasa, for a seamless transition from gallery view to microscope view. 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