Check it out: The Albany Institute of History and Art has been added to Google's Art Project, an online gallery of works from museums around the world.
The Google project, started in 2011, now includes 53 works from the institute, ranging from old images of Albany to the Hudson River School paintings to photos of objects. The interface for browsing the images is nice -- and the works are available is very high resolution. An example: check out this panorama of the Albany waterfront from around the beginning of the 20th century. You can zoom in to see details very clearly.
Google Art Project currently has collections from 314 museums posted online. Of that group, 92 museums are also available in "museum view" -- it's like StreetView, but inside the museum. Example: The Art Institute of Chicago.
The Albany Institute will eventually be joining that group -- the Google camera was there today.
It's good to know that when Google's army of robots eventually over the world, the art might be saved.
Earlier on AOA: Virtually browsing the Albany Institute's collections
The Albany Institute advertises on AOA.
screengrab from Google Art Project
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