Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M at $275M valuation to double down on auctions

The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things arty

Google rolls out enhanced art search results, including digital museum guides on Street View

Searching for art and artists on Google has just been improved. Today, Google announced it’s integrating the work done by the Google Arts & Culture team into its Google search results and Ma

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375K public domain works free without restriction

Feeling in the mood to do a little remixing of classic pieces of art? You're in luck: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made hundreds of thousands of pieces available under the Creative Commons

Museums, startups and accelerators… oh, my!

Startup accelerators have become an integral part of helping early-stage companies build, fund and bring to market new products and ideas. Recently, we’ve seen museums look to the models of accelera

Google Brings Museums To Mobile Users, Armchair Travelers With New Technology Platform

Google announced today it's making a platform available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring

Google Cultural Institute Adds 42 Exhibitions: Brings Stories Of D-Day, Apartheid, Holocaust Online

<a target="_blank" href="">Google's Cultural Institute</a> expanded its work with museums, foundations and other archives to bring online 42 new historical exhi

This Robotic Museum Docent Will Lead You To Your Doom (Or The Next Exhibit)

BIB is a line-following robot that just took a job at the <a target="_blank" href="">Technical Museum i

Time To Tweet The Art: Keeps Tabs On Curatorial Social Media

To paraphrase Cracker, I suspect what the world needs now is another method to assess the social metrics of various museums around the world like I need a hole in the head, but presumably this informa

Video tour of Star Trek: The Exhibition at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

[youtube] Jeff Victor of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, recently showed me around the 12,500-foot Sta

'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination' exhibit Peter the Ha and I are here in Philadelphia for the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at The Frankl

DS Lite Makes Museum Rounds

The Japanese are using the DS Lite for all sorts of stuff. Case in point, museum-goers at Japan’s Nation Western Fine Arts Museum can now borrow a DS Lite from the front desk. The portable comes