CMHoF Partners with Google for Williams Family Virtual Exhibition

©2015 Google, Google Cultural Institute

©2015 Google, Google Cultural Institute

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHoF) has teamed with Google‘s Cultural Institute project to feature its 2008–09 Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy exhibit, from the Hank Williams family, as part of 60 digital experiences from the world’s foremost cultural institutions.

The online display is available on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers, offering a unique, interactive online experience showcasing the best in dance, music, opera and more.

“Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the evolving history of country music,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “The Hank Williams story is a multi-layered saga of triumph and tragedy, set in the hardscrabble South over several generations. Partnering with Google allows us to tell that story around the world, beyond the life of the Family Tradition exhibit. This collaboration is a game-changer.”

Amit Sood, director of the Google Cultural Institute, commented: “Our goal is to open up performing arts to all, to catch the eye of the curious and offer access to details that even die-hard fans have never seen before.”

Through rare and previously unavailable images provided by the Williams family, the CMHoF’s exhibit examines the ways in which American music continues to be influenced by Williams.

Other cultural arts centers participating include: American Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Opera and many more.

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