Google Cultural Institute

Not sure how to pass some free-time during the rainy days? Google can help you.

During the #winter we tend to appreciate our home's fireplace more than our car's AC system. To postpone the trip to a distant museum for a summers day makes perfect sense; however when those beautiful days come, we might want to be outdoors as much as possible.

Fortunately, someone at #Google has considered this issue and we can rely on our computer to virtually visit more than 1,000 #museums!

Although it is a feature that Google has been offering for quite some time (5 years), its existence is still unknown to the wider public. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, 100 new collections, 200 new interactive stories, 50 images collections and 10,000 new artefacts were added to what was an already impressive online collection, helped by a prolific use of Google Street View.

I don't think the Google #Cultural Institute will ever replace a personal visit to a good museum, but with so many great museums out there it is physically impossible to visit them all!

This tool is definitely the next best thing to hand and saves us a lot of time and effort, bringing us closer to the museums we like and to those we otherwise would never know about.

Kudos to Google!

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