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July 7, 2015

Canada Science and Technology Museum is the first national museum to launch a virtual exhibition in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute

OTTAWA, July 7, 2015 — The Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM), in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, has launched a new virtual exhibition, “Cycling: The Evolution of an Experience, 1818-1900.” 

“The Canada Science and Technology Museum has one the world’s best collections of historic bikes and printed material relating to the history of cycling,” says Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation’s CEO, Alex Benay. “We are proud to be the first Canadian national museum to partner with the Google Cultural Institute to share our great collection with people all around the world.”

Ever wonder what it was like to ride one of those early bicycles? The ones with the big wheels? The tricycles? The bikes made out of wood? The exhibition features information and stories about 25 historic bicycles and tricycles, enhanced with illustrations and photographs from the Museum’s archives.

The Google Cultural Institute is a virtual museum platform provided by Google to museums and archives worldwide in an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone, and to preserve it digitally to educate and inspire future generations. It brings together millions of artifacts from hundreds of institutions into one virtual museum to be explored by everyone across the globe.

“Cycling: The Evolution of an Experience, 1818-1900” marks the Museum’s debut on the Google Cultural Institute website. Several new exhibitions are in the works.

You can visit the exhibition at:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/canada-science-and-technology-museum

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INFORMATION:

Joanne Ghiz
Media and Public Relations Officer
613-410-5943
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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