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Spain's Prado Museum teams up with Google Earth  (View post)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
13 years ago3,663 views

Link:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j5eccnuaAK3qazSRzfJqxr2SnLegD95MC2O80

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

From the Associated Press article:

"Spain's Prado Museum has teamed up with Google Earth for a project that allows people to zoom in on the gallery's main works — even on details not immediately discernible to the human eye.

The initiative, announced Tuesday, is the first of its kind involving an art museum. It involves 14 of the Prado's choicest paintings, including Diego Velazquez's "Las Meninas," Francisco de Goya's "Third of May" and Peter Paul Rubens' "The Three Graces."
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Example JPEG here

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5hWNJBECLPJM60gciQKEb3ZN3-12w?size=s

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wow, amazing, really truly amazing. DO you think, people 30 years ago would have thought this possible? Wow

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wow, there's a maplet to zoom in and browse the masterpieces in ultra high resolution. Very nice!

http://maps.google.fr/maps/mpl?moduleurl=http://pradomuseum.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/themasterpieces.xml&utm_campaign=fr&utm_medium=mapshpp&utm_source=fr-mapshpp-emea-fr-gns-gm&utm_term=fr-prado

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Luca [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

uh, i was thinking the news was OBS (i first notice them on jan 13)

http://video.corriere.it/?vxSiteId=404a0ad6-6216-4e10-abfe-f4f6959487fd&vxChannel=tuttiivideo&vxClipId=2524_0ace0600-e1a1-11dd-ac77-00144f02aabc&vxBitrate=300

video

http://www.corriere.it/cultura/09_gennaio_13/google_museo_elisabetta_rosaspina_bbb48cd0-e19e-11dd-ac77-00144f02aabc.shtml

news (italian)

JoJo [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

This is amazing, great find.

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