June 12, 2021

Digital Collections: Over 500 Maps, Photographs, Posters, and Vehicles From the London Transport Museum Digitized and Now Available From Google Arts and Culture

From the London Transport Museum:

London Transport Museum has launched its new site on the Google Arts & Culture platform exploring 200 years of transport history, art and design.

More than 500 artefacts and artworks from London Transport Museum’s collection have been digitised on the platform — including many objects housed at the Museum’s Depot in Acton and not on display in the Museum in Covent Garden.

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On Google Arts and Culture people can now browse this stunning selection of artworks together online for the first time since the exhibition closed to the public in 2014. These iconic posters reveal London Underground’s unrivalled reputation for commissioning memorable advertisements by leading artists and graphic designers, including Abram Games, Dora M Batty, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Man Ray and Paul Nash.

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Other digital exhibitions on London Transport Museum’s Google Arts & Culture site will delve further into the Capital’s transport history. One will chart the growth of the Underground’s District line, which is celebrating its 150th year. Another will trace the story of the District line’s Q stock trains and London Transport Museum’s efforts to restore the last three surviving 1930s Q stock carriages to operational condition.

London Transport Museum will continue to add new objects and digital exhibitions to the Google Arts & Culture platform following the launch in June 2019.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to London Transport Museum Collection  (via Google Arts and Culture)

More Digital Resources Direct from London Transport Museum

Hat Tip/Thanks: Londonist

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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