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E4-1DetWalkAroundTheWorld'sTopGalleriesAtHome

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E4-1DetWalkAroundTheWorld'sTopGalleriesAtHome

  1. 1. ENGLISH(4( LISTENING! HOLIDAYS/THE!ARTS! WALK!AROUND!THE!WORLD’S!TOP!GALLERIES!AT!HOME! ! FROM!:!EURONEWS,!3.2.2011! ! !! ! ! The!Starry!Night,!! Vincent!Van!Gogh! ! ! Amsterdam! Rijksmuseum( Van(Gogh(Museum( Berlin! Alte(Nationalgalerie( Gemäldegalerie( Florence! Uffizi(Gallery( London! National(Gallery( Tate(Britain( Madrid! Museo(Reina(Sofia( Museo(ThyssenEBornemisza( Moscow! The(State(Tretyakov(Gallery( New!York!City! MoMa,(The(Museum(of(Modern(Art( The(Metropolitan(Museum(of(Art( The(Frick(Collection( Prague! Museum(Kampa( St.!Petersburg! The(State(Hermitage(Museum( Versailles! Palace(of(Versaille( Washington,!DC! Freer(Gallery(of(Art,(Smithsonian( ! ! ! What!is!the!‘Art!Project’?! A! unique! collaboration! with! some! of! the! world’s! most! acclaimed! art! museums! to! enable! people! to! discover! and! view! more! than! a! thousand! artworks!online!in!extraordinary!detail.! Explore! museums! with! Street! View! technology:! virtually! move! around! the! museum’s! galleries,! selecting! works! of! art! that! interest! you,! navigate! though! interactive! floor! plans! and! learn! more! about! the! museum!and!you!explore.! Artwork! View:! discover! featured! artworks! at! high! resolution! and! use! the! custom! viewer! to! zoom! into! paintings.! Expanding! the! info! panel! allows! you! to! read! more! about! an! artwork,! find! more! works! by! that! artist!and!watch!related!YouTube!videos.! Create! your! own! collection:! the! ‘Create! an! Artwork! Collection’! feature! allows! you! to! save! specific! views! of! any! of! the! 1000+! artworks!and!build!your!own!personalised!collection.!Comments!can!be! added! to! each! painting! and! the! whole! collection! can! then! be! shared! with!friends!and!family.! ! ! 1( 2( 3( 4( 5( 6( 7( 8( 9( 10( 11( 12( 13( If(you(are(one(of(those(people(who(mean(to(visit(more(museums(and(galleries(but(just(keep(putting(it(off,(well( the(excuses(are(running(out.(The(Google(Art(Project(means(you(can(take(a(virtual(stroll(around(17(of(the(world’s( greatest(museums,(without(leaving(your(home.( Google(used(the(same(technology(in(the(galleries(as(they(did(in(street(view.(Technicians(have(spent(the(last(18( months(pushing(cameras(around(galleries(in(several(cities,(360(degree((views(of(the(room.(People(can(click(on( links(and(find(out(more(and(post(comments.( Amid!Sood(:(()( The( site( was( officially( launched( at( the( Tate( Britain( in( London.( Organisers( are( adamant( it( is( not( intended( to( replace(the(experience(of(actually(going(to(a(museum.(Rather(they(imagine(it(will(inspire(people(to(seek(out(the( real(thing.( Amid!Sood(:(()( Each(of(the(museums(chose(one(artwork(to(get(the(gigapixel(treatment,(the(photo(capturing(technology(people( can(view(an(image(with(7(billion(pixels,(which(means(you(can(see(details(not(visible(to(the(naked(eye.( ! VIDEOTAPE!:!http://www.euronews.net/2011/02/03/walkUaroundUworldUsUtopUgalleriesUatUhome! PHOTO:!http://www.euronews.net/tag/internet;!http://www.overstockart.com/starrynight.html! TEXT!IN!BOX!:!http://www.googleartproject.com! SCRIPT!:!dd!(except!first!paragraph)! ! 1!

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