Tuesday 7 July 2015

Trinity College Dublin's Great War Revisited exhibition launches on Google Cultural Institute

The Great War Revisited online exhibition: click image
Featuring rare and previously unpublished material, Trinity College Dublin's Great War Revisited exhibition is now online at the Google Cultural Institute.

It includes 60 exhibits from TCD Library's rich collection including Irish WW1 recruiting posters, photos of the Allied campaign in Iraq and Turkey, letters and diaries from soldiers serving in France, Iraq and Palastine, and political pamphlets, artworks, songs and ballads.

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 800 institutions giving a platform to over 170 thousand artworks and a total of 6 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history.

TCD's Great War Revisited can now be easily accessed by anyone from their computer, tablet or phone. The Great War Revisited Exhibition is Trinity’s first collaboration with Google Cultural Institute, which partners with museums, art galleries and archives around the world, to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone.

The exhibition, which can be found here, is part of the Library’s contribution to the Trinity College Dublin Decade of Commemoration initiative which includes lectures and conferences and a rededication of the Hall of Honour later this year.