Art Project - New Tab

Art Project - New Tab

Displays random masterpieces from Google Cultural Institute in your every new tab

  • Art Project - New Tab
  • Art Project - New Tab
  • Art Project - New Tab
What is Art Project - New Tab?
Art Project - New Tab is a Chrome extension that curates a unique gallery of artworks for your browser. It replaces the 'New Tab' page with classic and contemporary artworks, fetched from Google Arts & Culture. With features like holding 5 artworks in cache for responsiveness and changing to a new masterpiece every 24 hours, it's a tailor-made extension for art enthusiasts. It's an independent project and isn't directly affiliated with Google.
Stats
Users: 3,000+
Rating: 4.25 (4)
Version: 0.2.1 (Last updated: 2023-07-17)
Creation date: 2019-04-23
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 240.64K
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Art Project - New Tab
Art Project - New Tab (v0.2.1)
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This extension replaces the default "New Tab" page with a clean and organized page showcasing a wide range of masterpieces, from renowned artists like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary works by street artists worldwide.

Key Points:

  1. The extension utilizes the Google Arts & Culture database to display these artworks. Each artwork includes clickable titles and links to the creators.
  2. The extension stores up to 5 artworks in the browser's cache storage to improve responsiveness.
  3. All new artworks are fetched directly from the Google Arts & Culture website.
  4. Each artwork is displayed for 24 hours before being replaced with a new one. If you don't like a particular one, you can use the refresh button to see a different random artwork.

What is the "Google Arts & Culture" service (from Wikipedia)? Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 prominent museums and archives partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. It uses high-resolution image technology, allowing users to explore partner organizations' collections, and galleries, and access detailed information about the artworks. The platform also offers advanced search capabilities and educational tools.

-- Legal This extension solely retrieves resources from Google Arts & Culture. It is an independent project without affiliation with Google or the Google Arts & Culture team.

User reviews
Why so low res?
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Safety
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Art Project - New Tab is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

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