July 28, 2020

Create a Museum at Home with Getty and Google Arts & Culture

Create a Museum at Home with Getty and Google Arts & Culture

A Jeu de Paume Before a Country Palace, Adriaen van de Venne 
(Dutch, 1589 - 1662) about 1614, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. 


LOS ANGELES – Create a museum at home using the new video feature on Art Projector, the Google Arts & Culture app’s augmented reality tool. With its newly launched video capabilities, you can project a masterpiece into your room and share your insights into the artwork with friends and family. 
It’s easy to use. When you open Art Projector in the Google Arts & Culture app, you will see featured artworks from Getty and other great museums that you can place into your space. Select one of these – or many others with the AR icon in the app. Point your phone camera toward the spot where you want to place the art, and take a video of the space, augmented with a true-to-size classic painting, while you talk about the artwork. Feel free to walk around and zoom in much closer than you could at a museum, making brushstrokes and previously hidden details visible at high resolution.
Getty Museum paintings curator Anne Woollett made her own video to show you how it’s done, featuring A Jeu de Paume Before a Country Palace by Adriaen van de Venne (Dutch, 1589 - 1662), projected onto her balcony.
“Google’s Art Projector app is the newest way people around the world can bring Getty’s collections into their homes, even if they can’t experience these masterpieces in person,” said Lisa Lapin, vice president for Getty Communications. “We want to do all we can to inspire and uplift people through art, not only now while the physical museum sites remain closed, but in perpetuity for people unable to travel to Los Angeles to see these inspiring works.”
"With so many of us spending time at home, we hope using your phone to project a masterpiece on your wall can bring a little beauty, and even better when a world-class expert pops up next to you to tell you what that beauty means," said Simon Delacroix, U.S. lead of Google Arts & Culture. "The Getty Museum was one of our very first partners in 2011, and we’re thrilled to partner with them during quarantine to bring art to people in new ways, first with Art Transfer, and now this."

Since 2011, Getty has been a partner to Google Arts & Culture, which puts the stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at users’ fingertips. Getty and Google Arts & Culture previously collaborated on Art Transfer, which turns photos into works of art, and on Getty digital collections including The Art of Three Faiths: Torah, Bible, Qur’an and Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits.

Get detailed instructions on how to use Art Projector, and see more videos by curator Anne Woollett at the Getty Iris.

Julie Jaskol
Assistant Director, News and Media Relations
(310) 975-9493


Getty is a leading global arts organization committed to the exhibition, conservation, and understanding of the world’s artistic and cultural heritage.  Working collaboratively with partners around the globe, the Getty Foundation, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute are all dedicated to the greater understanding of the relationships between the world’s many cultures.  The Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs share art, knowledge, and resources online at and welcome the public for free at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. If Google’s mission is to make the world’s information more accessible, then Arts & Culture’s mission is to make the world’s culture accessible to anyone, anywhere. It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintingsPuerto Rico’s heritageSports in Australia or the women’s right movement to ancient Maya templesJapanese Food and Indian Railways

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