National Inventors Hall of Fame Joins the Google Arts & Culture Platform as Part of the “Once Upon a Try” Project

The largest online exhibition about inventions and discoveries, “Once Upon a Try,” just launched as a project from the Google Arts & Culture platform. The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum and Google Arts & Culture have partnered to bring the NIHF Museum experience to all corners of the world digitally.

With this launch and partnership between NIHF and Google Arts & Culture, 110 partner institutions from 23 countries will be brought together. The “Once Upon a Try” project contains more than 400 interactive exhibits that will pay tribute to humanity’s greatest leaps in science and technology progress and the visionaries that shaped the world.

Per the press release, the goal of this project is to present meaningful digital storytelling that encompasses both the history and future of innovation to expand reach and create a new audience for these museums’ collections. While NIHF encourages in-person visits to the museum located outside of Washington, D.C., this virtual experience will allow visitors to delve into the innovations that shaped America anytime, anywhere online.

“We are excited to be a part of this platform. Invention and intellectual property are at the center of progress and quality of life in our nation, and this partnership with Google will allow a new audience to access our museum on a global scale,” said NIHF CEO Michael J. Oister.

Also stated in the press release, eight other exhibits from the NIHF Museum are featured on the platform, including Intellectual Property Power®, where visitors can examine the impact intellectual property has on our everyday lives through a split-model Ford Mustang, photographic advancements, smartphone technology and counterfeit products.

“We invite everyone to participate in the first phase of an online collection that celebrates innovation and science. Through inspiring, and at times surprising, stories from over 100 partners, you can explore the inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world. ‘Once Upon a Try’ is all about that first attempt, the idea, the journey of fulfilling a dream, and we hope it’ll give people that extra boost to find their very own eureka moment,” said Amit Sood, director of Google Arts & Culture.

The free Google Arts & Culture app is available for download worldwide on iOS and Android devices, as well as being accessible online, boasting 50 million annual users. I spent some time today browsing “Once Upon a Try” online and was VERY impressed, strongly suggest exploring the site or the app if your into art.

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Source: Google Arts & Culture, NIHF