Updated 22 March 2013
National Gallery curators broadcast live online as they launch a new series of talks on Google+
On 20 March two curators from the National Gallery took part in Google Art Project's new Hangout on Air series, Art Talks.
Each month Art Talks presents live talks from curators, museum directors, historians and educators from some of the world’s most renowned cultural institutions on the Google Art Project’s Google+ page.
The National Gallery’s Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, and Arnika Schmidt, Curatorial Assistant, launched the first in a series of curator-led talks. The Hangout explored Titian’s Diana and Actaeon, Diana and Callisto, and Cézanne’s Bathers, focusing on continuity and change in depictions of the female nude.
Google Art Project fans were also invited to submit their questions, and a select few had the opportunity to join the curators live in the Hangout.
A recording of the Hangout is available to watch now on the Google Art Project’s YouTube channel [External link].
The Hangout received fantastic feedback across the National Gallery’s social media platforms:
Brianna McNamara on Google+
What a great use of technology! Thanks so much!
Chiara Signorini on Google+
Very nice idea, thanks a lot! I'm waiting for the next one!
The eCultObservatory @eCultObs on Twitter
A new way to access to Art History
Carolina Brause on Google+
You made my day. I am in Uruguay, South America... I have been in Aix-en-Provence and could feel the Cezanne...THANKS
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