Opera House & Google have partnered to create The Google Cultural Institute, which is all about using technology to make art and culture more accessible to Australians. A great option for people who do not live in Sydney.
The Google Cultural Institute At The Opera House
Opera House & Google have partnered to create The Google Cultural Institute, which is all about using technology to make art and culture more accessible to Australians. People in Australia and around the world will soon be able to explore in and around the Opera House right from the palm of their hand.
This major collection will comprise of digitised archives and Street View imagery from more than 1,000 artifacts from both within and around the Opera House, including 50 online exhibits, Museum View imagery,plus a 360 experience, never before seen by the public.
This is the first permanent digital repository of the Sydney Opera House collection and the largest collection of exhibits to be added to the Google Cultural Institute. The new online exhibition opens on the Google Cultural Institute website, making Australian art, design, and history accessible to anyone on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers.
About The Collection
The collection includes a new 3600 world’s busiest performing arts centres as it is seldom seen, between the acts, waking up, in rehearsal and at rest.
Created in collaboration with the Lab at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris, the immersive experience includes stunning performances by the outstanding young Australian soprano Nicole Car, who recently starred in Opera Australia’s acclaimed production of Luisa Miller; cellist and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning Benjamin Schwartz at sunrise in the Utzon Room; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra itself on the Concert Hall stage rehearsing with David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.
About the Google Cultural Institute
- The Google Cultural Institute and its partners are putting the world’s cultural treasures at the fingertips of Internet users and are building tools that allow the cultural sector to share more of its diverse heritage online
- The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1000 institutions from 70 countries, giving a platform to over 200 thousand artworks and a total of 6 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history.
- Google’s effort to make art and culture accessible started in 2011, bringing paintings and sculptures online from 17 museums
Visit The Opera House On The Google Cultural Institute
You can also visit the Sydney Opera House on the Google Cultural Institute to discover the collection for yourself from your mobile phone, tablet or computers on this website or via the new Google Arts & Culture mobile app from your iOS or Android device.
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