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Googling Art: museum collections in the Google Art Project

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Googling Art: museum collections in the Google Art Project

Lussier-Craig, Alexandra (2015) Googling Art: museum collections in the Google Art Project. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis examines the Google Art Project, a division of Google that gathers and curates digital reproductions of museum and gallery holdings. Using the collections of the McCord Museum and Royal Ontario Museum to focus the discussion, I examine the Art Project's practices of collection. Drawing on scholarship in museum and archive studies, digital media and software studies, as well as on the theoretical work of Michel Foucault on the archive and the heterotopia, I argue that the Art Project occupies the positions of hybrid and heterotopia. From this position, I examine the ways that the Art Project re-orders and interprets the items it collects.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Lussier-Craig, Alexandra
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Media Studies
Date:2 December 2015
Thesis Supervisor(s):Gagnon, Monika
ID Code:980818
Deposited By: ALEXANDRA LUSSIER-CRAIG
Deposited On:07 Jun 2016 19:28
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:52
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