Google Art Camera

In a recent blog post, Google Cultural Institute announced that they have begun using a custom-built camera to capture “ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel’ images” of artwork from museums around the world.  Putting these large, high-quality images of artwork online provides tremendous opportunities to scholars, researchers, museum professionals, and the general public, who can now view artwork in great detail, yet do so remotely.

There are currently about 1,000 images available here, and more will be added as more museums receive the cameras and begin photographing their collections.