One of the newest installments in Google’s Cultural Institute initiative is the exhibit Witold Lutosławski 1913-1994, an interactive exploration of the life and works of the famous Polish composer, through images and text. This is the third Cultural Institute exhibit to be curated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s flagship website, Culture.pl. The images are culled from the albums of Lutosławski’s wife, Elżbieta Markowska, and the archives of the Witold Lutosławski Society and the Polish Music Information Centre in Warsaw. Texts were selected from Lutosławski’s statements about his life and work as well as the statements of other people related to the composer.
Through its Cultural Institute initiative, Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. With a team of dedicated Googlers, they are building tools that allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online, making it accessible to all. Here you can find artworks, landmarks and world heritage sites, as well as digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe.