The Frontiers of Flight Museum today announced it is adding over 70 high-resolution images to the Google Cultural Institute, allowing people around the world to explore the extensive collection of historical artifacts, aircraft, and other objects relating to the history of aviation and space flight online.
Highlighted in the Frontiers of Flight Museum Google Cultural Institute Gallery are significant items of the Museum’s vast collection of aviation artifacts. Among the items are the one-of-a-kind V-173 “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 Command Module, and the first production Boeing 737-300 built and delivered to Southwest Airlines. The high-resolution images focus on some of the most exclusive aviation and space flight-related artifacts in the world. The resolution of these images, combined with a custom-built zoom viewer, allows aviation enthusiasts and historians the opportunity to explore the Museum online.
Using the Street View feature, people can move around the gallery virtually, selecting artifacts that interest them and clicking to discover more or diving into the high resolution images, where available.
A specially-designed Street View ‘trolley’ took 360-degree images of the interior of selected galleries enabling smooth navigation of the entire Museum. The gallery interiors are easily accessible from directly within the Street View in Google Maps.
According to Google officials, “The Frontiers of Flight Museum is the newest partner launching on the Google Cultural Institute along with 29 institutions from around the world including the Museo Diocesano Milano in Italy, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin and the National Gallery Athens – Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Greece.”
Google+ and video hangouts integrated on the site allows viewers to invite friends to view and discuss their favorite pieces in a video chat. The ‘My Gallery’ feature allows users to save specific views, build their own personalized gallery with comments, and share with friends and family. This is an ideal tool for students or groups to work on collaborative projects or collections.
The Google Cultural Institute is dedicated to creating technology that helps the cultural community bring their art, archives, heritage sites, and other materials online. The Frontiers of Flight Museum is excited to be a part of this endeavor to increase the range and volume of material from the cultural world and, in doing so, preserve it for future generations.
About the Frontiers of Flight Museum
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000- square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.