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A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

Many of the most famous artworks in the world have long been available to audiences looking for them on the web. But until recently, one still had to travel to museums to fully experience those masterpieces. Now museums are presenting high-resolution images of masterpieces in the public domain, allowing viewers to observe colors and textures like never before. We'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.

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Through high-tech studios and a computer-controlled easel, the National Gallery of Art has created ultra-resolution digital photographs of dozens of paintings. These high quality images allow users to zoom up to 250 million pixels, revealing brush strokes, fingerprints and paint cracks with granular clarity. See how many well-known masterpieces you can identify when zoomed in on a work. Click to open the quiz in another window.

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