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Posted On: 23 April 2012 01:16 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

QMA to celebrate Google Art Project

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Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is celebrating its partnership with Google on the path-breaking Google Art Project tomorrow, 6pm at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium. Google Art Project 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. Tomorrow’s event will feature a conversation between 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 its culture’s doors to the world. The Museum of Islamic Art and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art are the only museums in the Middle East to keep their doors open 24/7 through the Google Art Project. Art lovers are able to explore a wide range of artworks at a brush stroke 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. Street view technology images now cover 46 museums, with more on the way. All members of the public are welcome to attend by only RSVP to The Peninsula