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The Jewish Museum London is one of only two Jewish museums internationally and one of only twelve collections in the UK to be selected for inclusion as a partner in the ground-breaking Google Art Project.
Google has launched a major global expansion of its innovative Art Project, including partnerships with 151 partners in 40 different countries, ranging from Australia and Argentina to India, Korea and Japan. As a result of this expansion, more than 30,000 objects are available to explore and view on Google Art in high resolution. Some have been photographed in extraordinary detail using super high resolution or ‘gigapixel’ photo-capturing technology, enabling the viewer to study details of brushwork and patina beyond that possible with the naked eye.
Abigail Morris, Chief Executive commented “We are thrilled to be chosen to be part of the very prestigious Google Art Project. The objects displayed from our collections both link specifically with the Jewish community but also have a universality that will appeal to millions all over the world. We are very excited to be given this opportunity to share our objects and we hope they are enjoyed by many.”
Rickie Burman, Museum Director said “People all round the globe can now explore 150 objects from the collections of the Jewish Museum London, using the Google Art facility to zoom in on details of works of art from Hanukah lamps to wedding rings and historical items such as the London Jewish Bakers’ Union banner. The Jewish Museum’s inclusion in Google Art reflects the beauty and significance of our collections, which have been awarded Designated status in recognition of their outstanding international and national importance.”