Google unveils museum exhibitions project

Simon Stephens, 10.10.2012
Imperial War Museum among 17 partners worldwide
Google has unveiled a series of online exhibitions in partnership with 17 museums and cultural foundations worldwide, including Imperial War Museums (IWM) in the UK.

The 42 exhibitions can be found at the Cultural Institute, which was unveiled by Google on 10 October. The move follows the Google Art Project, which was launched in 2011 and allows users to explore artworks from 151 art institutions from 40 countries.

The IWM exhibition on the Cultural Institute tells the story of the 1944 D-Day landings. It was curated by IWM historian Amanda Mason and constructed by the museum's digital team.

Other partners in the Cultural Institute’s online exhibitions include Anne Frank House in Amsterdam; the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland; the Polish History Museum; Smithsonian Freer|Sackler in the US; and Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration in Israel.

Google is looking for more partners and those museums that are interested should go to http://g-cultural-institute.appspot.com/signup

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