Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Joins the Google Cultural Institute
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, announced on February 10 that many of its works will be available to view online via Google Cultural Institute alongside museums from around the world.
According to a press release from the museum, 33 pieces will have high resolution photos available online with a custom zoom function. Virtual museum-goers will be able to explore the museum’s gallery using Google Street View and select individual exhibits to learn more.
More than 300 museums have submitted content to Google Cultural Institute and more continue to join. The institute posted on Google+ February 10, “Today, we're pleased to announce that 27 new cultural organisations from 14 countries have shared their collections on the Google Cultural Institute site.”
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, located on the West Texas A&M campus, said they intend on adding more artwork and visual exhibits to the institute over the next year.
According to the museum, more than 69,000 objects are available through Google Cultural Institute with more added all the time.