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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. 
Explore the Cultural Institute site
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.

Other Projects
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:
*News and features announcements
* Tips and tricks about Google Cultural Institute’s exhibits and featu


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About 5 weeks ago If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
135 years ago today, Albert Einstein, one of the world's most influential physicists was born. Here is a portrait of him taken by Clara Sipprell around 1930-1940, from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art: http://goo.gl/vqKJtO
#history #thinkers #physics #science  

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About 10 weeks ago 9 February 1964: The Beatles made their first live American TV appearance, on "The Ed Sullivan Show" - "the night that changed America".
The broadcast was seen by more than 60 percent of the American television audience. Here we see a shot of the band taken that year: http://goo.gl/fO8DNv Did you watch the #Beatles tribute concert last night? #music #history #icons  
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About 3 weeks ago Yesterday was the 125th anniversary of the official opening of the Eiffel Tower and to celebrate, the Eiffel Tower is honoring the year 1900 in an immersive exhibition available at http://goo.gl/zp2yZQ

1900 was a significant year in the Eiffel Tower's history since this is when the monument started modernizing and embracing the new technologies of the time.
Find out more and discover the Tower's archives & other exhibitions: g.co/toureiffel #eiffeltower #culture #technology #history #paris  


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About 12 weeks ago Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 258 years ago today!
He was one of the greatest musicians of all time and could play and write music from the age of 4. Here is a portrait of him as a child prodigy seated at harpsichord: http://goo.gl/WLjPxD

If you had to pick one of Mozart's compositions, which one would it be? Why? #music   #mozart


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About 8 weeks ago Special day for culture online: The Archaeological Survey of India joined the Google Cultural Institute, making 30 Indian heritage sites available to anyone with an Internet connection with #StreetView ! You can virtually visit sites such as the Taj Mahal from home, but also learn about its history in the ASI's online archives and exhibitions! 
All just one click away: http://goo.gl/z3F4cb
#India #architecture #wondersoftheworld #history  

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About 10 weeks ago Today marks the start of the  #WinterGames .
Fifty years ago... " Opening ceremonies of the 1964 Winter Olympics in Bergisel Stadium. " http://goo.gl/xNaXUc #Sochi2014 #history #Olympics  
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About 3 weeks ago Taking you behind the scenes of the the world’s most famous Opera House: the Palais Garnier in Paris

No matter where you live, you can now visit the Palais Garnier with Street View, discover Marc Chagall’s masterpiece on the ceiling in Gigapixel resolution, but also learn about the Etoiles of the Paris Opera Ballet —It's all one click away: http://goo.gl/dJmCn2

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Opera national de Paris, to give you access to this world-famous monument’s hidden rooms and stories. #opera #ballet #culture  



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About 5 weeks ago March 12, 1930: Mohandas Gandhi began the Salt March. http://goo.gl/87kzy4
Here is a photo of the Indian leader, " stick in hand, walking with followers on the Salt March towards Dandi where they plan to break the salt laws passed by the English colonial rulers. " http://goo.gl/87kzy4 #history #india #leaders  
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About 13 weeks ago 15 January 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr. was born

He was one of the leading figures in the civil rights movement and has had a defining influence on the recent history of the United States. Here you can see a photo of him in 1960, "meeting with student leaders from all over the South": http://goo.gl/3RQc7J

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that
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About 1 week 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": http://goo.gl/qfGOpg
Have you seen his films? Do you have a favourite scene? #comedy #silentfilm #humour #charliechaplin