Top online cultural archives

10 February 2011

Google's Art Project was launched with much fanfare last week. Reviewers have generally been highly complimentary – see this piece from the New York Times, for instance. There have, however, been a few dissenters. Florence Waters of the Telegraph, for one, was less convinced. She offered her own list of 15 of the best online cultural archives, which range from Europeana, Google Books and MOMA to the Yorkshire Film Archive. Of the last, she says:

My favourite discovery; beautifully restored shorts by amateurs and professionals dating back to the 1890s. It’s a museum in its own right, a journey through time, a funny and disturbing portrait of life in the north of England.  

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