TEDTalk: Virtual Museums, Cool Art Apps

Posted: 2012/10/04 in Art History Trivia, Art Projects, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Virtual Maps of Masterpieces

 Lecture with Amit Sood, of Google’s “Art Project” | Imagine being able to see artwork in the greatest museums around the world without leaving your chair. Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of how he developed Art Project to let people do just that. Amit Sood is the head of Art Project, Google’s effort to bring the world’s greatest museums onto the web.Below, Amit Sood discusses on TED his development of 17 art museums from nine countries on the web. His main motive for developing this project with Google was to provide students across the world with access to some of the world’s best museums. Digital tools can supplement the experience of learning about art in a context of different subject ares. Here are 10 of the best websites and apps for exploring art that you can easily use in your lessons.” – TEDTalk website lecture archives.


Recommended Art Aps

  1. Art Project, which is powered by Google, allows you to virtually walk through the halls of famous museums across the world, view artwork with high-definition quality, and share the artwork with friends or classmates for conversation.
  2. ArtHD allows you to explore art by movements, periods and artists. While you flip through the famous works by various artists or eras, you can also view an extensive biography on the artist. What’s more, the app also includes quizes to test students’ knowledge of different artists and works.
  3. AB EX NY is the app for The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan (MoMA) that allows you to explore contemporary and modern art, listen to audio descriptions, watch videos from the exhibit curators, and share the works on social media outlets.
  4. Love Art: National Gallery, London is an app showcasing some of the greatest collections from Western Europe at The National Gallery in London. Interestingly, the app allows you explore the works by themes such as power, torment, hope and inspiration.
  5. PixPop™ Art is game-based app that takes some of history’s greatest works of art and makes it into a game of matching, jigsaw puzzles, hidden objects and other visually engaging games.
  6. Art Authority for iPad is another app that brings a real-world art museum to your mobile device. What’s unique about this app is that it allows you to compare different works by artist, title, subject, or location. It also gives educational period overviews, timelines and history of more than 1000 artists.
  7. Musee du Louvre is app for the world’s largest museum, the Louvre in Paris, that provide visuals of the artwork along with descriptions, details, technical information and locations.

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