The History of Art is in the midst of its own big bang. Amit Sood, the head of the Google Cultural Institute and Art Project, announced such in February 2016 at the Innovation Conference TED in Vancouver. Through its “Arts & Culture” program, Google already offers virtual tours of over one thousand museums and cultural institutions throughout the world, and also provides access to more than six million high-resolution digitized works of art (it should be noted that these figures continue to rise steeply).
teaches Art History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich since 2006. Since January 2018 he is also the director of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) in Munich.