The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an organization under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture for ‘Once Upon a Try’: Epic journeys of invention and discovery – the largest online exhibition about inventions and discoveries ever curated, as an attempt to explore humanity’s greatest inventions and discoveries in an interactive online exhibition. The online exhibition was launched yesterday and contains collections, stories and knowledge from over 110 renowned institutions from across 23 countries, highlighting millennia of major breakthroughs and the great minds behind them.
Everybody can now explore more than 400
interactive exhibitions that pay tribute to humanity’s greatest leaps in
science and technology, and the visionaries that shaped our world, as
well as tales of epic fails and happy accidents.
National Council of Science Museums contributes six interactive stories that share some key insights into the long and glorious Science and Technology Heritage of India. India’s historical contributions to the field are considerable but not well known. The following six sections of the exhibition are key examples:
Beyond these narratives, Museum views of
the National Science Centre, Delhi and Science City, Kolkata, both
units of NCSM, are available for national and global audiences to
virtually walk through.
The treasure which was lesser known to
the world is now open to all. Explore National Council of Science
Museums on Google Arts & Culture at: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-council-of-science-museums
At the launch of the online exhibition,
Shri A.D. Choudhury, Director General, National Council of Science
Museums said: “Modern technology has opened avenues for global
audiences. Museums are no more limited to the boundaries of four walls.
Google Arts & Culture provides a platform to showcase exhibitions
through all-new experiences via high resolution images and virtual
walkthroughs. Our collaboration starts with India’s Science and
Technology Heritage exhibition, an area lesser-known to the world. I
hope people from across the world will be enriched through this
initiative, and would be motivated to visit our real-world expositions
at our Science Centres throughout the country.”
Amit Sood, director of Google Arts &
Culture said “We invite everyone to participate in the first phase of
an online collection that celebrates innovation and science. Through
inspiring, and at times surprising, stories from over 100 partners, you
can explore the inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world.
Once Upon a Try is all about that first attempt, the idea, the journey
of fulfilling a dream, and we hope it’ll give people that extra boost to
find their very own eureka moment,”
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a premiere institution in the field of science communication, is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Primarily engaged in popularizing Science and Technology through a network of science centres, Mobile Science Exhibitions (MSE) units that visit rural schools and plethora of activities for public and students in particular, NCSM has now become a trend setter in the field of science communication both at national and international level. Presently NCSM, with its Headquarters in Kolkata, administers and manages 25 science museums/centres spread across the country and is the world’s largest network of science centres and museums that functions under a single administrative umbrella with an annual reach to about 15 million people. Innovation Hubs set up by NCSM, provide expert guidance and professional lab equipment facilities to young students to nurture creativity, innovation and engagement in science. 33 hubs are functional in science centres across the country reaching about 1,50,000 students annually through each hubs and 18 more are in making.
Explore ‘Once Upon a Try’ on Google Arts & Culture (g.co/onceuponatry) or using the app on iOS or Android. Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 1,800 museums at your fingertips. It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world, from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings to the women’s rights movement and the Taj Mahal. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android.
Source – Press Information Bureau
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