CCT launch new partnership with Google Arts & Culture
Intriguing historical figures, rare artefacts and little known medieval artworks are now available to explore online, thanks to a partnership between the Churches Conservation Trust and Google Arts & Culture.
CCR have teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to give history, art and architecture lovers new access to the secrets held in historic churches the length and breadth of England.
Museum-quality artefacts and artworks from historic churches, many in rural locations, have been captured using the latest digital technology and curated into new online exhibitions.
Using Google’s cutting-edge Gigapixel Art Camera, viewers will be able to explore curious medieval wall paintings hidden away in the ancient village of Broughton, now part of the modern town of Milton Keynes. A window into York’s medieval history is revealed in astonishing detail through stunning stained glass. Virtual visitors can step inside ancient churches with 360-degree Streetview tours and meet fascinating but lesser known women from history, from 10th-century royalty to 19th-century social reformers.
Peter Aiers, Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust, said:
“The Churches Conservation Trust is always looking for new ways to share our collection of 353 outstanding historic churches with a broad audience and to bring alive their extraordinary stories.
“Thanks to this partnership with Google Arts & Culture, we’re now able to share these architectural tour de forces with global audiences and enable people to explore them in a totally new way.”
Suhair Khan, UK Lead at Google Arts & Culture, said:
“We are thrilled to have partnered with the Churches Conservation Trust and to have been able to help capture the beauty and architecture of some of England’s historic churches. We hope that bringing them online will allow for visitors from around the world to learn about their unique stories and heritage.”
Explore the exhibit online here.
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This article was originally published by CCT here.