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Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture onlineWith a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide. 
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We have created this site to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more.

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We have worked with organizations from across the globe on a variety of projects; presenting thousands of works of art online through the Art Project, bringing to life the wonders of the world through the World Wonders Project and showcasing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Here you will find all sorts of interesting information about culture and history:
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About 5 weeks ago Today is the 85th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth.
On that occasion, the +Anne Frank House is asking you to express what Anne Frank means to you 85 years after her birth using #annefrank2014 . A selection of these stories will be presented in online publications and at the Anne Frank House.

You can also read more about Anne Frank's life and legacy in the digital exhibit created by the Anne Frank House on the Cultural Institute: #history

About 5 days ago July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 successfully made the first manned landing on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbs down the ladder and proclaims: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

Below: Astronaut Neil Armstrong walking on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission; American flag, lunar lander & various instruments visible behind him.:

About 1 week ago This week, we’d like to take you on a virtual journey to Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan, where the Daigo-ji Temple is located. Established in the 9th century, Daigo-ji was restored in the 16th century. With its precinct encompassing the entire mountain of Daigo-san, it is one of the largest temples in Kyoto. Its classic pagoda, the oldest wooden structure in all of Kyoto, is fronted by glorious cherry blossoms in spring. Take a walk around the temple from wherever you are, with #StreetView :
#heritage   #worldwonders  
About 3 weeks ago For a nice Italian break, the #WorldWonders Project takes you to Piazza del Duomo in Pisa with #StreetView . Just click and enjoy the tour!
Located in the center of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy, the Piazza del Duomo is home to group of exceptional marble monuments, dating from the Middle Ages. It is often referred to as Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Square of Miracles”. This is due to the grandiosity of four monumental structures within the square: the cathedral, the Baptistry, the campanile (bell tower), more commonly known as the “Leaning Tower of Pisa,” and the cemetery. #heritage #travel #architecture  
About 8 weeks ago Friday Escape: Fancy a weekend trip to Cambodia?
If you can't travel there, you can take a virtual tour of Ta Prohm, a temple at Angkor in Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, from the comfort of your home. Just click and enjoy the trip!   #StreetView #worldwonders #heritage  
About 2 days ago "Ernest Hemingway In Cuba” 1952:
The American novelist and short story writer, was born on July 21, 1899. He once said “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Do you agree?
About 14 weeks ago Look up to the sky, you'll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.
English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer Charlie Chaplin was born 125 years ago! Here's a picture of him with Edna Purviance in "The Cure":
Have you seen his films? Do you have a favourite scene? #comedy #silentfilm #humour #charliechaplin  

About 13 weeks ago Happy #EarthDay !
Here's a beautiful photo of the Earth taken in May 1969 from the Apollo X space ship: #Earth #space #history  
About 2 weeks ago "A few months ago, we announced “Made in Italy“, a project celebrating Italian traditions and products with the publication of online documents, photographs and 100 online exhibitions. Today, we are glad to announce that  48 new digital exhibits have been added, to celebrate Italy’s cultural treasures and to allow users around the world to discover the excellence of the Italian food system and craftsmanship. 
Find out about stoneworks in Cuneo, or about how Sabina olive oil is made; discover historical photos of traditional lace and of Prato textile in a few clicks:"
About 6 weeks ago Explore Rome's art and history with 14 new museums of Rome available on the Cultural Institute and collections that cover 4000 years of history: paintings, sculptures, archeology, photographs etc.
You can also take a virtual walk around the Mercati di Traiano and 10 other heritage sights thanks to #StreetView