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Google Arts & Culture: Once Upon a Try

In March 2019, Google Arts & Culture launched what may be its most ambitious exhibition thus far. Once Upon a Try, created in collaboration with over 100 institutions from around the world, is a rich collection of online exhibits celebrating science, discovery, and invention throughout centuries of human history. Here, visitors can explore more than 400 digital exhibits, collections, articles, and more, contributed and developed by institutions such as the Smithsonian and NASA in the US, the UK's Science Museum Group, and India's National Council of Science Museums. Examples include an exhibit created by the Deutsches Museum on how textiles are made (part of Once Upon a Try's series on the backstories of everyday objects); a video and augmented reality app about the Big Bang narrated by Tilda Swinton and developed in collaboration with CERN; a series of exhibits featuring women pioneers in multiple scientific disciplines; and a documentary discussing the invention of gunpowder in China and Cai Guo-Qiang, a contemporary artist who paints with gunpowder in homage to Leonardo da Vinci. Once Upon a Try can be accessed at the link above or through the Google Arts & Culture app, available for both Android and iOS devices.
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March 15th, 2019
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March 12th, 2019 at 3:26pm
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March 13th, 2019 at 1:56pm
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