"The temporary closure of public facilities to minimise the spread of
Covd-19 coronavirus earlier this year pushed galleries and art museums
to bring their exhibitions online through virtual exhibitions. Now, with
a new platform called Cultural Japan, you can actually curate your own
exhibition of Japanese artworks and artefacts.
Cultural Japan uses the International Image Interoperability Framework,
a database with over 500,000 digital versions of Japanese artworks from
550 institutions around the world such as the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London and the Stanford University Museum in California. There are
famous ukiyo-e prints like Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’, as
well as ancient artefacts dating all the way back to the Jomon period
(14,000-300 BC). Accessible items aren't just limited to the visual arts
either. Browse thousands of old maps, architectural models and rare
books to add to your virtual collection."
Via Esther Schindler.
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