Qatar Museums Authority is celebrating its partnership with Google on the pathbreaking Google Art Project, which enables people to discover and view more than 30,000 artworks online in extraordinary detail including the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
The event will take place on April 24, 2012 in the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium at 6:00 pm. This event will feature a conversation between our museum directors and Google Art Project leaders, allowing attendees to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the project in Qatar, and why it’s so important to open our culture’s doors to the world.
The Museum of Islamic Art and mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art are the only museum in the Middle East to keep their doors open 24/7 with the Google Art Project. Art lovers are able to explore a wide range of artworks at a brushstroke level, take a virtual tour of a museum, and even build their own collections to share from paintings, sculptures, street art, and photographs with just a few mouse clicks.
The partnership between QMA and Google is part of a major global expansion of the project, which now counts 151 partners in 40 countries. More than 30,000 high resolution objects are available, up from the original 1,000 in only nine museums. Streetview technology images now cover 46 museums, with more on the way.
All members of the public are welcome to attend by only RSVP to http://googleartqatar.eventbrite.com
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