Google partners with national library of Israel in new initiative
Google Arts & Culture will feature a collaboration with the National Library of Israel in their new initiative, named Once Upon a Try, Trend reports referring to The Times of Israel.
The initiative will become the largest online exhibition of inventions and discoveries ever curated, and will allow anyone to explore humanity's greatest inventions and discoveries.
As part of the project, Google has reached out to over 110 renowned institutions across 23 countries, while the National Library of Israel was the first Israeli institution to partner with Google in the project.
Google has will feature three of the National Library of Israel's exhibitions, which were unique to the library, and will now be available online.
The first gallery exhibits Isaac Newton's theological papers, showing a collection of nearly 8,000 of Newton's papers that touch the lesser known side of the historic man. Of special importance is Newton's deep interest in Jewish sources, and his view regarding the role of the Jews in the process of salvation.
The second exhibition now available online features a vast collection of about 1,500 ancient maps of the Holy Land and Jerusalem from the beginning of print until today.
The last gallery of the National Library of Israel featured in Google's new initiative is a unique exploration of how the color red was created in the textile dye industry throughout history, based on materials from the Sidney Edelstein Collection.