Sir Isaac Newton’s notebook and other historical treasures are on display in a new free online gallery. The University of Cambridge Library has added high-resolution images of exhibits to Google’s arts and culture site, according to the BBC.
The University of Cambridge Library said it allows users to zoom in on objects in detail and read about “fascinating stories behind unique objects”.
The history of the University of Cambridge Treasures Library includes manuscripts, books, and other important historical sites.
Fewer people can travel today, and our partnership with Google is a great example of how to make the library available to millions of inquisitive minds around the world.
Dr. Jessica Gardner, Cambridge Librarian
Google Arts and Culture contains nearly 6 million objects and allows users to virtually travel to galleries from around the world. The company previously stated: “Our mission is to preserve and present the world’s art and culture online so that they are available to everyone, anywhere”.
The University of Cambridge Library was founded over 600 years ago and is one of the oldest university libraries in the world. It is said to have copies of nearly every book, novel, and children’s literature published in Great Britain and Ireland since 1710.
Its 17 floors contain nearly 10 million items on over 125 miles of shelving.