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How to use Google Arts and Culture to view museums in Brazil and the world

Google Arts and Culture is a Google project with the collaboration of several museums around the world. The platform offers, digitally, virtual tours through the galleries of the main museums in Brazil and other countries. In this way, users can open rare works in high definition on their computers.

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The service uses the same technology from another Google tool, Street View, to present the galleries to the visitor with scenic tours. The immersive proposal makes each user feel like they are actually visiting the institution. In addition to museums in Brazil, Google Arts and Culture offers other art galleries from around the world. To learn how to use the service and see details of artwork without leaving home, check out the tutorial below.

Google Arts & Culture collection can be accessed by PC or mobile phone

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Explore museums in Brazil

Step 1. Access the service website and go to the "Explore" tab;

Action to access the area to explore nearby museums on Google Arts and Culture

Step 2. Use the map to approximate cities and view the number of museums cataloged by the service. Select this number to open more details;

Action to search museums in a city in Brazil with Google Arts and Culture service

Step 3. Click on one of the museums on the map and then on the photo in the description of the place;

Action to open details about a museum on Google Arts and Culture

Step 4. The museum homepage features stories about the art works that can be explored by clicking on their descriptions;

Home of a museum on the Google Arts and Culture platform

Step 5. At the bottom of the screen, the works on display are offered for viewing. Click on one of them to see more details;

Canvas with items from a museum on Google Arts and Culture

Step 6. Check the magnifying glass icon to enlarge the work to see details up close;

Action to view a museum work in high definition using the Google Arts and Culture service

Step 7. You can zoom in using the zoom feature;

High-definition work from a museum viewed through the Google Arts and Culture service

Step 8. Go back to the museum home screen and select the "Explore" option to start a virtual tour in the gallery;

Option to start a virtual tour in a museum using Google Arts and Culture

Step 9. The virtual tour uses Street View technology. This way, use the mouse to navigate all the angles of the gallery. To go to the place where a specific work is, simply click on the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.

Virtual visit to a museum with the Google Arts and Culture service

Explore other museums in the world

Step 1. On the service start screen, click the magnifying glass icon to start the search tool;

Action to start the Google Arts and Culture service search tool

Step 2. Enter the museum you want to find and touch the corresponding result, as shown in the image below;

Action to find a museum with the service search tool Google Arts and Culture

Step 3. Navigate the museum page to find artwork and do a digital tour.

Page of a museum in the Google Arts and Culture service

Use the hint to browse through all the details of a museum and get to know the most important works on your computer screen.

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