According to a report via barakafm.org, the Google Cultural Institute – in collaboration with the Kenya National Archives – has launched a digitised version of the country’s National Archives. The report reveals that the initiative celebrates and promotes Kenyan history, Africa’s heroes and cultural heritage.
According to the report, with the digitised national archives, artifacts and historical documents will now be accessible at the click of the button. This means that anyone interacting with the artifacts online will come face to face with the history of Kenya and other African countries such as Ethiopia, Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria, as well as of African heroes, art and culture.
The Google Cultural Institute – a high-profile world culture project that hosts the world’s cultural treasures online through partnerships with major museums and institutions – will now host more than 1,000 archives and artworks as well as 15 curated exhibits that curators, historians and everyone anywhere can now virtually access the cultural treasures housed by the Kenya National Archives.
The Google Cultural Institute currently supports over 850 cultural institutions from over 60 countries.