January 21, 2016 4:41:43 pm
Google Cultural Institute has now made the artefacts at Mumbai’s Dr. Bhau Daji Lad museum accessible online globally. Users can take a virtual tour of the museum in 360 degree, zoom and view ultra-high resolution images of the collection. Specially curated virtual exhibitions has also been developed for online visitors.
The museum has a collection of art and design practices from the late 18th to early 20th centuries and contemporary art exhibitions. It also showcases ivory pieces Radha Krishna, a diorama of Emperor Jehangir on a lion hunt, and a painting of a court scene from 1928 by renowned artist M.V. Dhurandhar.
Amit Sood, Director, Google Cultural Institute said, “The mission of the Cultural Institute is to make the world’s heritage accessible for global audiences and to preserve it digitally for generations to come. It is our privilege to help iconic Indian institutions such as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum to exhibit their rich collections online using the power of technology. Through this project we hope to preserve and breathe new life into cultural treasures around the world.”
The art exhibits displayed at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad museum are available online here. The Google Cultural Institute offers a 360 degree tour with the Museum View feature. A feature called Trolley was used to pick selected galleries, which were then stitched together to navigate six galleries. These include the Industrial Arts gallery, 19th Century paintings gallery and the Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai gallery.
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