The Berlin Wall fell 23 years ago today, and Google’s Cultural Institute is celebrating the anniversary by releasing an online collection of related exhibitions.
The collection, appropriately titled “The Fall of the Iron Curtain”, features 13 exhibitions comprised of documents, video, and photos from many partners, including: the DDR Museum in Berlin, Polish History Museum, Romanian broadcaster TVR, and Getty Images.
According to the official Google blog, notable contributions include a video commentary by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, insights by Cold War history specialist and professor Patrick Major, a personal account of East Berlin life by independent curator Peter Millar, and more.
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The Google Cultural Institute is a team of dedicated Google engineers that create tools to “tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide.” The initiative also launched 42 online historical exhibitions last month that included a tragic love story at Auschwitz, personal letters from D-Day, and color photographs of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.