The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced that it would make over 400,000 pieces of art from its collection available online through high quality digitzation. It's part of a commitment by the museum to provide high resolution images for those who want to study the art work more closely.
Sree Sreenivasan, digital officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, points out that it's also a means by which people around the world can enjoy the collection:
"Everybody in the world has part of their history here over the 5,000 years of art that we've collected, and so they will find something that connects with them and their culture."
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