Google Cultural Institute, which now has more than 6 million photos, videos and documents, adds a range of new online exhibitions to its collection.
First, is the British Museum in U.K.’s online exhibition “Sutton Hoo: Anglo-Saxon ship burial” that explores the discovery of the ship, featuring videos of the excavation and photos of the iconic helmet and a solid gold belt buckle.
Second, Brazil, which is hosting of the 2014 World Cup, the Museu do Futebol has told the story of how the “beautiful game” came to Brazil. “The photos, videos and posters in “The Game and the People” track the social impact of the sport and its transition from a past time for the wealthy (with their pleated pants and satin belts) to the modern game,” google wrote.
And, finally, the “Museo Galileo” in Italy has put together a series of three exhibitions: “the Medici Collections, Lorraine Collections and the Library Collections” “examine the beginnings of science and technology 500 years ago and chart developments from the discovery of the sun dial to the Google Maps of today,” google added.
The exhibitions also include beautiful objects such as the Jovilabe, which was used to calculate the periods of Jupiter’s moons.
Google has begun promoting its Maps for Business that brings the power of Google Maps and Google Earth to an organization improving decision making, optimizing operations and creating engaging applications.
“Google Maps for Business’ scalable, familiar technology offers a diverse set of map applications, APIs and cloud-enabled tools that are fully customizable. When applied to utilities companies, Google’s enterprise mapping solutions can let organizations see their data layered on a Google Map and securely share this information with employees, key stakeholders and the public,” explains google.
The promotion inculdes stories of industry adopting Google Maps for Business.