The system of the Civic Museums of Rome, which includes museums and archeological sites of great artistic and historical value in the Italian capital, can now be admired online thanks to Google Art Project, the platform developed by Google Cultural Institute featuring major museums from around the world.
Fifteen photo galleries for a total of 800 images representing the most significant works from the museums’ collections are available for viewing in high definition. Some of these include the ancient sculptures of the Montemartini museum, artefacts from the Trajan’s Markets, the Ara Pacis Museum, works by De Chirico and masterpieces by Mafai, Afro and Balla from the Gallery of Modern Art.
Furthermore, thanks to Street View technology, it will be possible to virtually visit the rooms and halls of the 12 civic museums, with 360-degree viewing and close-ups of the works of art.
Google Art Project was launched in 2011 and so far has catalogued more than 63,000 works of art from 345 partner institutions.
Italian museums featured on the platform are the Civic Museums of Venice, the Capitoline Museums of Rome, the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Poldi Pezzoli and Diocesano of Milan, the Archaeological Museum in Ferrara, the Museums of Strada Nuova in Genoa, the Fondazione Musei Senesi, and the Venaria Reale in Turin.
Visit the museums at the following link: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project