The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Now "Goggles-enabled"

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles with Google Goggles team today announced that their permanent collection of paintings are now "Goggles-enable" now."You can now use the Google Goggles app on your phone to take a photo of any of the paintings in the Getty's permanent collection and instantly access information about the work […]

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles with Google Goggles team today announced that their permanent collection of paintings are now "Goggles-enable" now.

"You can now use the Google Goggles app on your phone to take a photo of any of the paintings in the Getty's permanent collection and instantly access information about the work from both the Getty's mobile-optimized webpage about the painting and from around the web. Instead of being limited to the amount of information that fits on the wall next to a painting, Getty museum staff can now share a fuller story that all visitors can enjoy online," informs google.

"From your phone you can read and hear commentary from artists, curators, conservators or the works of art themselves, such as the anthropomorphic voice of the pig in the Adoration of the Magi. Snap a quick shot of the artwork and have an interactive experience with what is on the wall in front of you--all in in the palm of your hand (just remember to respect museum photography rules and to turn off your flash)," google stated.

"If you want to take your art history lesson home with you, you can store a record of the art you captured by enabling Search History on your Android phone. In fact, anytime you stumble across a piece of art, whether it be a reproduction on a poster or a print in a book, you can take a photo with your phone and Goggles will recognize it and supply you with rich info," google said.

You can download Google Goggles for Android or iOS device as part of the Google Search app, and give it a try if you stop by the Getty. You can also view the J. Paul Getty Museum collection online.

For more information about the Getty-Goggles project, visit mobile.getty.edu/gettygoggles or scan the QR code below:

[Source: Google blog]