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Tate gallery puts art work on to Minecraft

The Tate Gallery is going to exhibit some of its most celebrated artworks in 3D form, within the virtual world of the computer game Minecraft.

It has teamed up with the makers of Minecraft - the online computer game where millions of players meticulously construct fantasy worlds block by block - to create 3D versions of two of its paintings, in a new virtual gallery.

The first two of eight Minecraft pictures become downloadable on Monday.

BBC Technology reporter Dougal Shaw looked at the 3D Minecraft version of André Derain's The Pool of London (1906).

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