Perenniality through Digital Artifacts
Dec. 19, 2018, Rio-de_Janeiro. The full paper by Alyssa Newcomb in NBC News
Google is helping Brazil’s National Museum reopen its doors online through a virtual exhibition, three months after a fire destroyed millions of priceless artifacts.
The 200-year-old National Museum, which was located in Rio de Janeiro, began working with Google two years ago on a project to digitize its 20 million artifacts. Little did both parties know how important that digital archive would be after a fire leveled the museum on Sept. 2.