The George Eastman House is the first museum of photography to join the Google Art Project, a digital collection for works of art.
Without leaving your couch, you can visit Google’s Art Project online and see more than 40,000 works of art from across the world. Now, the George Eastman House, which is the oldest museum of photography and photo technique, has added 50 images to the project, as explained in the video above.
These initial images from the George Eastman House will show photographic techniques spanning from the 1840s to the late-1900s. The museum is physically based in Rochester, N.Y., around the house and gardens of George Eastman, who founded the Eastman Kodak Company in the late 1800s.
What’s really neat about being able to access these works on the Google Art Project is that the online platform lets you not only see high-resolution images, but you can also easily access supplementary information about the works. It’s a sort of virtual field trip to museums you can’t readily access on a daily basis or those that are thousands of miles away.