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Google App will now let art lovers take a VR tour of museums around the world

New Delhi: Enhancing the experience for all art and culture enthusiasts, Google today has announced the launch of its new "Google Cultural Institute" app and website. The new tools will help art lovers in India

India TV Tech Desk [ Published on: July 21, 2016 18:32 IST ]
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New Delhi: Enhancing the experience for all art and culture enthusiasts, Google today has announced the launch of its new "Google Cultural Institute" app and website. The new tools will help art lovers in India and across the world to discover works and artifacts from thousands of museums present in more than 70 countries.  

The app will let users to search for anything related to art and culture like the history of newly-declared World Heritage Site Nalanda University in Bihar to panoramic imagery of its excavation.

It also let you to navigate through the artworks by one of the founders of modern Indian painting Abanindranath Tagore to how eminent painter Amrita Sher-Gil’s palette changed through her journeys between India and Europe.

"The 'Google Arts and Culture; app helps art lovers take a walk through famous museums and artefacts from world over, offering them a rich immersive experience," said Duncan Osborn, Product Manager, Google Cultural Institute, in a statement.

Making India's rich cultural heritage come live, the virtual reality headset Google Cardboard gives users an opportunity to take a virtual tour of the Sanskriti Museum, established in 1978 which is home to one of the largest collections of Indian art and craft.

The users can also subscribe to the new Google Arts and Culture YouTube channel where they can find original content dedicated to culture hosted by the YouTube community.

(With IANS Inputs)

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