Imagine you just purchased a fabulous catalog on the waterlily paintings of Monet. You visit a local garden to immerse yourself the environment and get in the mind of the painter himself. You think, “Ah, the only thing missing is I wish I could see his brushstrokes up close!”
Well…with a digital publication of the same catalog, you can enjoy a stroll through the the park with your iPad and zoom into areas of the high-resolution reproduction of the work. And you can hear audio from curators, conservators and experts about the painter that inspired your trip to the garden in the first place.
Next week on Getty Voices, Anne Helmreich of the Getty Foundation will convince you why digital publishing and the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative are the way of the future.
Bookmark our Google+ Hangout on Air on Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 AM (PST) that features key thought leaders from IMA Lab, Art Institute of Chicago, and the J. Paul Getty Museum!