Getty Museum App(Courtesy of AP) A picture of a painting at the J. Paul Getty Museum might be worth a thousand words on a new app called Google Goggles. The museum announced that a visitor has to do is photograph a painting and Google’s image recognition technology will identify the painting and pull up more information. Getty is the first museum in the country to use the Google Inc. app. Data available includes artist biographies, information about other works and audio files. Curators always struggle to squeeze all their exhibit information onto notecards.

Getty Museum App(Courtesy of AP) A picture of a painting at the J. Paul Getty Museum might be worth a thousand words on a new app called Google Goggles.

The museum announced that a visitor has to do is photograph a painting and Google’s image recognition technology will identify the painting and pull up more information.

Getty is the first museum in the country to use the Google Inc. app. Data available includes artist biographies, information about other works and audio files.

Curators always struggle to squeeze all their exhibit information onto notecards.

There are rules: some paintings are off limits because of copyright laws and to protect the art, no flash photography is allowed.

Visitors will also be asked to use earphones to avoid disturbing others.

 

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