Embrace Google Arts & Culture

 

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Embrace Google Arts & Culture

Dragon sculptures on a huge water barrel in the Forbidden City, Beijing

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Google Arts & Culture transports you around the globe to truly immerse yourself in the world's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. Discover how to find your way around and make the most of all that's on offer.

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Look closer

Google Arts & Culture offers much more than simple slideshows, it brings art and history to life in amazing ways.

You can take a behind-the-scenes video tour of fascinating places like London's Natural History Museum, as well as hear the inspiring stories behind some of the world's great street art. You can also relive historical events.

A page dedicated to The Beatles on the Google Arts & Culture website
A screenshot taken from the Google Arts & Culture website home page

Visit the site

To get started, navigate to https://artsandculture.google.com in your web browser.

Unlike Google Earth, you don't need to use Google's Chrome web browser, Google Arts & Culture works with any browser, including Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Look for something interesting

The home page of Google Arts & Culture is a great place to discover stories – just scroll until you find something of interest, then click on it.

Some of the featured stories on the Google Arts & Culture website
Some of the items you can explore on the Google Arts & Culture website

Using the menu

The top menu can help you discover great content too. The Explore option shows highlights and categories like Historical Events, Art Movements and Collections, while Nearby shows attractions which aren't far from where you live. You can also click the magnifying glass icon to start a search.

Find your way around

It's simple to navigate through Google Arts & Culture. You can scroll down pages or click on arrows to progress through slides, images and maps. Many items of interest will lead you to new pages for a closer look, or to explore the topic in further depth.

At the bottom of the page, you'll often find recommendations for other things to explore.

There are many ways to explore the world, including using street view
Clicking on an item brings up a wealth of information on that topic and many other links to keep browsing

Take it all in

We recommend you take your time to really explore and even go off on a few tangents, just as you would if you were walking through a museum or gallery to explore.

Really explore the detail by zooming in on artwork or buildings, enjoy the engaging videos and study the amazingly detailed images to make the most of your visit. Imagine that, being able to see the actual brushstrokes on an iconic Monet or Van Gogh painting - all from the comfort of your living room!

Congratulations

This is the end of the Embrace Google Arts & Culture activity. You've learned that there's more to do than simply flick through images. You can examine the detail, look behind the scenes and discover the amazing stories that go with the world's greatest masterpieces.

Next, you'll learn how to Connect Google Voyager with Google Arts & Culture.

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