Google to Create Virtual Tour of National Music Museum

Sep 4, 2014

Google is coming to Vermillion to create a virtual tour of the National Music Museum. A crew will use  a seven- foot trolley to capture 360-degree imagery that will allow visitors from around the world to explore the museum’s collection of historical instruments online at the Google Cultural Institute.

Harpsichord by José Calisto, Portugal, 1780
Credit National Music Museum

Since its launch in 2011, the Google Cultural Institute has partnered with institutions around the world and now has more than six million photos, videos and documents online. About 80 pieces from the National Music Museum are already featured on the Google site. The Google crew will take the trolley through the museum's galleries after hours on Friday. It'll take six to eight weeks before the virtual tour is available on line.

Cleveland Johnson joined Dakota Midday and said the virtual tour of the museum was something he wanted to have done since he became director of the National Music Museum two years ago.