Google Cultural Institute Launched Today

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apartheid signs – Google Cultural Institute.

The Google Cultural Institute went live today — in cooperation with museums and cultural institutions, the site covers 42 major historical events/topics, including the Holocaust, South African apartheid, the coronation of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela, and more.

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Liberation hero: Steve Biko, the South African black rights campaigner, is among the historical figures remembered in the archives

Liberation hero: Steve Biko, the South African black rights campaigner, is among the historical figures remembered in the archives

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SOME OF THE 42 EXHIBITIONS WHICH HAVE GONE LIVE ON GOOGLE TODAY

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  • D-Day – details of the famous landings including colour photographs, personal letters and the D-Day order itself from Admiral Ramsay
  • The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – an account of the 1953 Coronation including colour photos
  • Tragic love at Auschwitz – the story of Edek & Mala, a couple in love who try to escape Auschwitz
  • Jan Karski, Humanity’s hero – first-hand video testimony from the man who attempted to inform the world about the existence of the Holocaust
  • Steve Biko – a 15-year-old’s political awakening in the midst of the Apartheid movement featuring nine documents never released in the public domain
  • Years of the Dolce Vita – this collection looks at the era of the ‘good life’ in Italy including the fashion, food, cars and culture

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