10 new entrants showcase Indian heritage on Google Cultural Institute

Our Bureau  New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 27, 2015

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

More than 2,000 artefacts and 70 exhibitions added to collection

Ten new institutions have joined the Google Cultural Institute to showcase India’s heritage to the world, adding over 2,000 new artefacts and 70 new exhibitions to its online content, Google India said.

These are Salar Jung Museum, Kalakriti Archives (Hyderabad), Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), Dastkaari Haat Samiti, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature (Delhi), Devi Art Foundation (Haryana), Heritage Transport Museum (Gurgaon), Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres & Ashrams (Chennai) and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (Pune).

“Technology will play a crucial role in transforming and building a truly Digital India, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, and getting Indian culture and heritage online will play an important role in making that vision a reality,” said Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State of Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, at an event held here on Thursday.

To make the content more accessible, Dastkaari Haat Samiti, Devi Art Foundation, Heritage Transport Museum and Kalakriti Archives are also launching mobile apps built by the Cultural Institute to showcase their exhibits, a Google release said. “It has been our privilege to help iconic Indian institutions bring their rich collections online using the power of technology,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google South East Asia and India.

Google Cultural Institute was launched in 2012 in India with the National Museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi as initial partners. It now works with 18 institutions, the company said.

Published on August 27, 2015
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