A few years ago, the Google company started a very ambitious project under the title “Google Art Project”. The objective of this was to make famous artworks accessible for everyone. The offering also includes Austrian museums.
Selected works and collections
The Albertina has already made 152 works available for viewing and these can be viewed at high levels of zoom. The works include Albrecht Dürer’s famous “Feldhase” painting or Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Half-Length Figure of an Apostle, 1493-1495″. Other featured paintings come from Renoir, Michelangelo, Rubens, or Hieronymus Bosch.
The Kunsthistorische Museum (Museum of Art History) even offers 176 works for your digital viewing pleasure. In these collections, there are not only paintings but also sculptures, jewellery, and pots to admire. The museum which faces it, the Naturhistorische Museum (Natural History Museum) allows online visitors to view 144 natural wonders and animals, including a bouquet of precious jewels (a gift from Maria Theresia to her husband).