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Google Culture Institute

Google has launched its Google Cultural Institute, a repository of exhibits and collections from museums and archives from around the world. Linked to Google Art Project, it allows for mulitmedia interactive experiences across a myriad of subjects. Users can also curate a collection on their end.

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As a classicists, one of my favorites is “Greek Drama and the National Theatre.” You can watch the evolution of performance, see examples, read scripts, enjoy in a 3D space, and more! Another great feature is that you can choose the language in which it displays. If you are teaching a French class, for example, you can have them explore the Louis XIV exhibit at Versailles in French rather than English!

There are many potential applications for this repository and the curation features in History, Art History, Language Studies, and more!

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Google Art Project

I’ve played with Google Art Project since its inception, but recent renovations make me very excited! If you’re unfamiliar with Google Art Project, it is an online “museum,” a repository of high resolution images and 3D gallery views of art collections from more than 40 countries and 151 collections. Here’s a brief video outlining how it works:

If you teach Art, Art History, or want to incorporate artworks into your classroom, it is a great free resource to explore collections from around the world. Students can even collect and curate their own works. They have several lesson plans and ideas in their education section.

Google Makes Dead Sea Scrolls Available Online

Internet giant Google┬áhas enabled scholars to post a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the most important documents to Biblical scholars aside from the Old and New testaments. The announcement has generated a great deal of excitement amongst professional and lay scholars alike – providing ready access to the materials to the public for free.

Google has been making a number of forays into the educational world – most specifically with the Google Art Project. To see the available material of the Dead Sea Scrolls, see the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.

To learn more about the project, see these articles on the BBC, LA Times, Fox News, and ABC News.