House of Wisdom scholars depicted by 1001 Inventions, an organisation that highlights the achievements from Muslim civilisation

Google unveils online science exhibition

Simon Stephens, 13.03.2019
Project features more than 100 museums worldwide
Google Arts & Culture has launched an immersive online exhibition featuring more than 200,000 objects related to scientific invention and discovery.

Google worked with with 110 partners across 23 countries to create Once Upon a Try, which is available via its website or app.
US space agency Nasa and the Cern scientific research centre in Switzerland were involved, as were more than 100 museums, including the Science Museum in London and world war two codebreaking site Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire.

Visitors to the site can explore Nasa’s archive of 127,000 images using a new storytelling tool called Nasa’s Visual Universe.

Artefacts include a collection of 100 notes and letters by Albert Einstein, which have been photographed in high resolution and brought online for the first time, and Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, which is in the collection of the National Museums Scotland.

Projects featured include 1001 Inventions, a UK-based organisation that highlights scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim civilisation from the 7th century onwards.

Google Arts & Culture, which was set up in 2011, features more than 1,800 cultural institutions from 80 countries.