We’re excited to announce that Derbyshire Record Office has partnered with Google Arts and Culture to showcase highlights from our collections on the Google Arts and Culture website. If you weren’t aware of Google Arts and Culture before, it features art works, objects and documents from over 1200 museums and archives around the world.
On the Derbyshire Record Office Google Arts and Culture page you can see 175 images that show off the huge variety of items that we hold. There are also three online exhibitions to enjoy:
The Last Voyage of Sir John Franklin links with our ‘Discovering Franklin’ project and tells the story of Franklin’s 1845 expedition to the Arctic which ended in tragedy.
In Lady Jane’s Museum you can see all the objects which formed part of our recent crowdfunding project to package and photograph the objects in the Gell / Franklin family collection.
And finally, you can take a look at A Selection of Derbyshire Treasures which gives a closer view of a few of the 50 treasures that have previously featured on this blog.
We have lots of ideas for more exhibitions and images to add to Google Arts and Culture so our content will continue to grow. If you have any ideas for what you’d like to see added, let us know in the comments below.