Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Have You Seen the Google Cultural Institute?

Currently showcasing 42 different exhibits online,  Google's Cultural Institute  is a treasure-trove of photos and videos which cover events over the last 100 years. The current list of exhibitions includes:

World Wonders Project
Bringing to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world
 

Art Project

The world’s art at your fingertips
 

Yad Vashem

Remembering the Holocaust

Dead Sea Scrolls
Digitizing the biblical manuscripts
 

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Presenting Nelson Mandela’s legacy online


Versailles 3D

Discover the Palace of Versailles in 3D throughout the ages
 

Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal

A Liquid Galaxy digital display of Paris in 2020
 

La France en relief

17th century France in Google Earth
 

Here's an overview of Google's Cultural Institute:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Read Books For Free Online

We Give Books is a wonderful site which offers children the chance to read books online for free. Created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, the books are divided into the following sections: Classics, Editor's Picks, Featured and New. Every Penguin or DK book read online helps a child receive a book through one of the literacy programs supported by the Pearson Foundation.


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