"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Google Art Project

The Google Art Project is an ambitious effort to bring many of the world's great artworks together on one well-organized and designed site.

First-time visitors may wish to use the "How to Use the Site" video in the FAQ section to get oriented to how things work here.

Currently, there are 151 partners working with Google on this ambitious effort, including the Acropolis Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Toledo Museum of Art.

All told, there are over 30,000 works of art on the site. Many of these are organized into virtual tours, all of which are worth exploring.

On the homepage, visitors can browse via the Collections, Artists, Artworks, and User Galleries tabs. Visitors have the option to create their own gallery where they can compile their own well-curated collections for future reference and aesthetic pleasure. [KMG]

Visit the site at: http://www.googleartproject.com/

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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