Google adds 10 new Indian cultural icons to its heritage collection

New Delhi, September 4 2015: The Google Cultural Institute   has made available  new online content in an ongoing effort to digitize and share the best of India’s heritage with the world. This includes material from 10 new partner institutions across the country: the Salar Jung Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall Kolkata, Dastkari Haat Samiti, Devi Art Foundation, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Kalakriti Archives, Heritage Transport Museum, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres & Ashrams, and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute.
Together with new exhibitions from long-standing partners such as the National Museum, over 2,000 new images and 70 virtual exhibits have been added to Google’s platform. The collection showcases a wide range of treasures that embody the country’s unique heritage, from ancient architecture to modern day contemporary art. The collection also includes 26 new virtual tours of famous sites such as the Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple and the royal saloon that once was part of the Palace on Wheels, which were captured using Google’s Street View technology.

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