After Azerbaijan declared victory following six weeks of brutal conflict, the state has gained control of the Armenian-governed area of Artsakh, increasing fear of erasure of the millennia-old Armenian monuments in the area.
If you’re feeling hungry for art while you’re stranded at home, here are our 12 selections out of 2,500 world-class museums and galleries that are now offering virtual tours and online collections.
Heritage on the Edge, a collaboration between Google and UNESCO, highlights the ways that climate change threatens five existing heritage sites, including Rapa Nui, Easter Island, and Edinburgh.
Faces of Frida, a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and 33 partner museums, brings together some 800 artifacts from ultra-high resolution images of her work to personal objects and rarely-seen photos.
“Open Heritage” features digitized, 3D models of over 25 locations from around the world, signaling the start of a major chapter for the field of digital archaeology.
Both states have strict user privacy laws governing the use of biometric identifiers like scans of facial geometry.
A new feature of the Google Arts & Culture app promises to match users’ selfies with similar faces in artworks, though the algorithm’s questionable pairings are often just as interesting as its uncanny matches.