Google Unveils Digital Collection and Upcoming Curriculum on U.S. Latino Arts and Culture
Google on Thursday launched a free, digital collection that aims to preserve and share stories related to Latino history, culture and contributions in the United States — content that has traditionally been underrepresented both online and offline, according to the company. The release is timed with National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sept. 15.
The Google Arts & Culture: Latino Cultures in the U.S. curates more than 4,300 archives and 90 multimedia exhibits. In addition to arts and culture, individuals can explore the lives of influential Latino figures featured in the collection, ranging from activist Dolores Huerta, to National Baseball Hall of Fame athlete Roberto Clemente, to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The collection also includes Google Expeditions that let students and teachers virtually tour through culturally significant locations like the Smithsonian Latino Center, the National Museum of Mexican Arts and the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.
The Google Cultural Institute created Google Arts & Culture to offer individuals an immersive way to experience art, history and culture. All of the collections are free for everyone to view via web and mobile apps (iOS and Android).
“The online project gives access to critical moments of Latino history with unprecedented new ways to help ensure these important moments and markers of history are not forgotten,” a Google representative said. Google is currently working with educators to develop a curriculum for students based on the collection.
To learn more about the new collection, watch the video below.