Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Google Digitizing Culture?
  • Google Digitizing Culture?
  • Lecture
  • 3/10/2014
  • 19:30-20:30
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Piotr Adamczyk, Program Manager at Google Cultural Institute, joins us to examine how Google is changing our relationships with culture and the arts. In 2011, Google launched the Google Art Project, an ever-growing digital repository of artworks from museums around the globe, quickly followed by the Google Cultural Institute. Just recently the Cultural Institute opened its first physical location in Paris. Adamczyk offers a unique perspective on these developments. He has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, joined Google as the Data Lead for the Google Art Project, and now serves on the Content Team of the Google Cultural Institute. He has focused, throughout his career, on the use of open/linked data in cultural heritage institutions.