U. of Mich. Museum of Art joins Google Art Project

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2013 at 3:02 am •  Published: April 19, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Museum of Art has joined the Google Art Project.

The online art gallery was launched two years ago and has grown from about a dozen museums to more than 150 in 40 countries.

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum near Saginaw also is taking part.

In all, more than 40,000 high-resolution objects are available to be viewed on the Google Art site.

A special gathering to mark the University of Michigan Museum of Art's inclusion in the project is to be held Friday in Ann Arbor. Among those scheduled to attend are UMMA Director Joseph Rosa, Congressman John Dingell and Mike Miller, the head of Google Ann Arbor.