Google Arts Project includes Istanbul Modern collection
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Thirty works from the Istanbul Modern Museum’s collection have been added to the Google Arts Project.Istanbul Museum of Modern Art has been included in the database of the Google Art Project, with thirty works from its collection added to the project.
Google announced a major expansion of its Google Art Project back in April. Since then, 15 million people have explored the paintings, sculptures, street art and photographs that have been contributed by its partners are now available to view. With the latest additions, the number of pieces on view increases by over 10 percent, with 29 new art organizations from 14 countries putting their collections online, including the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
The project works with a wide range of global institutions, large and small, well-known and less traditional, such as the Art Gallery of South Australia (which has contributed almost 600 objects) and the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio in Italy. The recent contributions also include those from more unusual sources including a collection from the National Ballet of Canada, pre-Columbian art from Peru and decorative arts from China.
Around 180 partners have contributed their works to the Google Arts Project so far, more than 300,000 of users have created their own online galleries, according to an official statement from the company.
With the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art’s joining of the project, works of Azade Köker, Bedri Baykam, Bengü Karaduman, Ekrem Yalçındağ, İpek Duben, İrfan Önürmen, Mustafa Horasan, Tayfun Erdoğmuş, Temür Köran, Turan Aksoy, Gül Ilgaz, Ahmet Oran, Murat Akagündüz, Mustafa Pancar, Ergin İnan, Balkan Naci İslimyeli, Mehmet Güleryüz, Rahmi Aksungur, Aslı Torcu, Hakan Onur, Burcu Perçin, Hüsamettin Koçan, Haluk Akakçe and Canan Dağdelen will become available to view online as high-resolution images.