Google Cultural Institute puts Venice Biennale online

(AGI) Rome, Oct 21 - Google has put the International ArtExhibition of the Venice Biennale online. All the works of arthave been placed on Google Cultural Institute, the platformthat promotes and preserves culture on the web. The project waspresented in Rome at the headquarters of the Ministry ofCulture and Tourism on Wednesday, a month before the exhibitioncloses on Nov. 22. President of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta,said: "This agreement with Google is an important firstexperiment. I think more will follow will follow, though I'mnot sure yet what form they will take. People

(AGI) Rome, Oct 21 - Google has put the International ArtExhibition of the Venice Biennale online. All the works of arthave been placed on Google Cultural Institute, the platformthat promotes and preserves culture on the web. The project waspresented in Rome at the headquarters of the Ministry ofCulture and Tourism on Wednesday, a month before the exhibitioncloses on Nov. 22. President of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta,said: "This agreement with Google is an important firstexperiment. I think more will follow will follow, though I'mnot sure yet what form they will take. People in far countriesparticipating in the exhibition will be able to see thepavilion of their country from their homes. We believe thatthis will strengthen the role of the pavilion and increasepeople's desire to come to Venice. It will also make the onlineinformation about the event more complete. Obviously the onlinedisplay of the works is not meant to replace, but to add to thereal event and to encourage the spread of knowledge. Anotherimportant aspect is that the Biennale will remain online, whileso far it just ended up in a catalogue." The complete exhibitonnow on Google Cultural Institute includes more than 4,000 worksof art, 159 artists, the exhibitions of 80 countries in 70national pavilions and more than 80 street view images. The webaddress is g.co/biennalearte2015.. .