National Gallery Goes Digital

“Interactive displays have been a part of museum and galleries for about two decades but have rarely been successful at augmenting the whole visiting experience… [London’s] National Gallery hopes it can change all that with its new service ArtStart. Visitors can search the entire 2,300-strong collection of the gallery and view pictures that have been digitised on a 100 megapixel camera. The captured images are not displayed in their full glory – that would take up too much storage space – but visitors can zoom in on any section of any painting.”