Nearly 50 images, drawings, engravings and pictures in HD full screen can be seen, while the exhibit also features an extremely rare recording of Gutave Eiffel's voice. Staff at the Cultural Institute have integrated panoramic views from Street View into the program to switch between archival and contemporary images.
The exhibitions are available in four languages (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese).
Preserving cultural heritage
Dozens of historical archives are already available on the Google Cultural Institute, which aims to preserve and highlight various forms of cultural heritage by making them accessible online, free of charge.
Significant events from the past century are in the spotlight, including the Holocaust, Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, the events of May 1968 in France, the life of Nelson Mandela and 50 years of Franco-German cooperation. These archives include letters, manuscripts, videos and other various documents.
The Institute has already posted a 3D template of another important monument in French history online: the Chateau de Versailles.
Find out about the Google Cultural Institute: google.com/culturalinstitute