İstanbul Modern joins Google Art Project
The İstanbul Modern has joined the Google Art Project, becoming the newest art institution from Turkey -- following İstanbul's Pera and Sakıp Sabancı museums -- to be featured in the online museum-visiting tool.

Thirty works by 24 artists from the İstanbul Modern's permanent collection are available for online viewing through the Google Art Project, the museum announced in a written statement on Friday.

The İstanbul Modern is among 29 art institutions in 14 countries that have been added to the project in its most recent expansion, which has brought the total number of art institutions in its global database to 180, according to the statement. More than 35,000 works of art are available for high resolution online viewing via the tool.

Works of art ranging from paintings to installations and from photography to sculptures by artists, including Azade Köker, Bedri Baykam, Ekrem Yalçındağ, İpek Duben, Mustafa Horasan, Murat Akagündüz, Ergin İnan, Balkan Naci İslimyeli, Mehmet Güleryüz, Burcu Perçin, Hüsamettin Koçan and Haluk Akakçe, are featured in the İstanbul Modern selection on the Google Art Project, the statement added.

Some of the world's leading museums and galleries featured in the Google Art Project include the Metropolitan in New York, Berlin's Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Tate Britain in London, among others.

To reach the Google Art Project, users can visit www.googleartproject.com, or the İstanbul Modern website at www.istanbulmodern.org. An app is also available for Android devices as well as the iPhone and iPad.

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Last Modified: 2012-11-02 20:00:02
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