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Israel Museum Joins Google Art Project

Crossposted from Haaretz

Israel Museumdirector James Snyder and curator Debby Hershman holding a Neolithic stone mask with the Google Art Project projected in the background, April 3, 2012. Image by Michal Fattal

Art connoisseurs around the globe will find it easier to visit Israel Museum, after the Jerusalem institute announced on Tuesday it was joining the Google Art Project, which provides online tours of the world’s top museums.

The addition of Israel’s preeminent museum to the digital project was announced in a press conference participated by Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat.

Thanks to the Israel Museum’s inclusion in the Google Art Project, online users will be able to view high-resolution images of 520 pieces from the museum’s collection.

Read more at Haaretz.com

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