Google Cultural Institut has 4m+ images online for free

I can spend the rest of my life exploring this site„, Russian New Media theorist Lev Manovich expressed his excitement via his Facebook page (In case you’re interested in New Media and Digital arts/humanities: Yes, this is a Facebook-Follow recommendation).

Google Cultural Institut

Google Cultural Institute basically is an incredibly huge collection of images. Cultural institutions all over the world share their collections, artworks, photos and other pictures with the public via the digital platform Google has been working on since 2011. It also provides open access to well curated historic narratives and specific sites. There is the possibility to create your own galleries with your Google account by draw-and-dropping images from featured or other users‘ galleries to yours. Among the featured galleries (f.ex. „Black History and Culture“ or „Women in Culture„) is one that specially caught my eye.