Google Blog: 100 Years of Bauhaus on Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: 100 Years of Bauhaus on Google Arts & Culture. “One hundred years after the movement began in Germany, we’re still surrounded by Bauhaus ideas about art, technology and craftsmanship, which are reflected in Google Arts & Culture’s newest collection—’Bauhaus Everywhere’. The collection came together in partnership with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany—as part of our multi-year digitization collaboration—and six other partners including the IIT Institute of Design or the Guggenheim Museum.’

New York Times: Google Digitizes Artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st Time

New York Times: Google Digitizes Artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st Time. “‘Goyita’ is one of more than 350 paintings from Puerto Rico that Google Arts & Culture digitized for the first time with help from ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who unveiled late Thursday the online exhibition that features work from four Puerto Rico art institutions.”

Hivisasa: National Museum collections to be digitized

Hivisasa: National Museum collections to be digitized. “The government has arrived an agreement with Google to digitize National Museums’ collections. Confirming the move, the National Museums of Kenya Director-General Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia said that this will attract more visitors to the museums.”

Londonist: Black Cultural Archives Just Made Over 4,000 Items Available Online

Londonist: Black Cultural Archives Just Made Over 4,000 Items Available Online. “The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton is one of London’s best resources for exploring the history of African and Caribbean communities in the UK. It’s continually open to the public, but has just become even more accessible, with the digitisation of over 4,000 items from its archives.”

Google Blog: Jacquard and Google Arts and Culture weave tech into art

Google Blog: Jacquard and Google Arts and Culture weave tech into art . “Words that appear out of white tapestries. Music that streams out of black fabric. A mysterious blue cloth-draped spiral that guides you with light and sound. It may sound like a fantasy novel, but these are real works of art made possible with Jacquard by Google. Combining advanced hardware and software technology with textile and manufacturing know-how, Jacquard helps designers make digital experiences out of everyday objects.”

Hindustan Times: Online exhibition ‘Crafted in India’ to showcase handicraft heritage

Hindustan Times: Online exhibition ‘Crafted in India’ to showcase handicraft heritage. “The exquisite basketry of Angami Nagas from Nagaland, Bell Metal Craft of Payyanur in Kerala, the centuries old ‘Mata Ni Pachedi’ textile art of Gujarat and several other crafts of India are now part of Google Arts and Culture platform.”

Engadget: Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

Engadget: Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles. “If you don’t own a Vive or Rift headset (it’s only available on those two platforms for now), Google has also unveiled an online exhibition featuring over 390 assets, including objects, artifacts and paintings. You can go on a private tour of six of the Palace’s most famous rooms, with accompanying audio from historical experts.”