Google, WWI museum team up for new online exhibit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Google and the National WWI Museum are teaming up for a brand new online exhibit.

It's called "Home Before the Leaves Fall."

It explores the events leading up to WWI.

The exhibit is part of the Google Cultural Institute's goal to make the world's museums accessible to everyone.

Google representatives say showing what's at a museum doesn't spoil the experience, but enhances it.
"When they put these exhibits online, it actually sparks people to want to come see it in person, to experience whatever it might be. It tells the story, and frankly for those of us who are interested in history, this is a great way to beef up before we visit a museum like the WWI museum," Rachel Merlo, Google community manager for Kansas City, said.

The WWI museum is actually the second in Kansas City to partner with Google. The first was the Nelson Atkins.

But it is the first non-art museum to join the institute in Missouri.

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