Google is all set to digitalize India’s cultural heritage


A good news for lovers of history, as the Indian Museum is putting all of its galleries for 360- degree panoramic viewing for anyone to see online will have collection of Buddhist art including the famous Gandhara sculptures.

The result of tie-up with the Google Cultural Institute, this will allow the art lovers to explore artifacts from all over the world on its website. The e-version of its exquisite exhibition titled Indian Buddhist Art by the Indian Museum about to happen recently. In the exhibition the lamplight will be on the sculpture of the head of Buddha from fifth century in Sarnath which is featured even in school textbooks amongst the other important highlights.

The museum director Jayanta Sengupta , said  “This is the first virtual exhibition we are organising after which all our galleries will gradually be available on the Google Cultural Institute website.This allows anyone to have a walk through the gallery and see it as you do it with your eyes. You can scroll around to see even the ceiling and the floor.”

Since last year a team of Google from the UK and the US have been working hard with their specialised and patented camera technology to click high-resolution photos of the treasures lying in the museum. Well the process is taking time because the work can only be done on holidays when the museum is closed to visitors. It is expected that all galleries will be online within a year’s time. .


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