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Saturday, 7th March 2015

Google Cultural Institute launches in Australia

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

Google Cultural Institute was launched in 2011 and today partners with more than 600 organisations in more than 60 countries. Through this project more than 60,000 of the world's most important and compelling artworks have been made accessible in high resolution online.

Australia boasts internationally acclaimed artists, art companies and cultural institutions. Over the past 12 months Google has worked closely with our cultural institutions to bring some of our finest cultural and artistic treasures to the world.

Many of our national collecting institutions will now be accessible online including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Australian National Maritime Museum, National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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