Just wandering through the vault…

GEH_overview

George Eastman House may just have become the first museum to put their vault on Google Street View. Does their technology collection include any Leicas? Why, yes, it does:

GEH_Leicas

How about examples of historic film projectors? Check!

GEH_Projectors

Cluttered workspaces and shop vacs? Yes, and yes:

GEH_Desk

It’s not enough to have Google Street Views of all the actual streets in the world; for some time now the GSV camera has been going places like down the Grand Canyon with a back pack. Art tours are also prevalent on Google’s Art Project.

But this is something different — a relatively unvarnished behind the scenes tour to the kind of place that is typically accessible only to insiders. I took just a few minutes to visit virtually, walking up and down the aisles and taking note of the feel of the place — though one can’t (yet) open boxes or cabinets to rifle through the collections.

GEH has a reliably interesting blog, and must be the rare photography institution with a Manager of Online Engagement, who authored the blog post on their work with Google.

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