June 6, 2016
If you’ve strolled the Michener galleries recently and noticed a few pieces of art missing from the walls – don’t fret! This week, we welcome the Google Cultural Institute to the Michener to do special high resolution gigapixel photography on 50 works from the Museum’s collection.
The Michener has been part of the Google Art Project, an initiative through the Google Cultural Institute which enables people throughout the world to explore paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs online. Viewers can experience over 120 objects from the Michener Art Museum’s permanent collection along with 13 works viewable in super high resolution or gigapixel photo-capturing technology. In case you didn’t know, each gigapixel image contains seven billion pixels, allowing the viewer to study details of the brushwork beyond what is possible with the naked eye. A truly remarkable way to study art!
Visitors can also visit the Michener’s galleries “virtually” through the Street View feature. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for any Google updates and we’ll be sure to share the photography once the project is complete. We thank the team at the Google Art Project in creating this invaluable resource for people around the world!