“Life in Miniature” Project | UPSC

“Life in Miniature” Project | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) ShriPrahlad Singh Patelvirtually launches “Life in Miniature” project

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Culture
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1 : Art and Culture

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS this project is very important . Surf these images and painting in your leisure time . They cover lot of portion from Nitin Singhania book .

For MAINS take a note on technologies and arts sangam ! Let us dive in .

      ISSUE: 

“LIFE IN MINIATURE” PROJECT

Several hundred miniature paintings from the National Museum, New Delhi can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world in a new project titled “Life in Miniature.”

AIM

  • Several hundred miniature paintings from the National Museum, New Delhi can be viewed online by people around the world through “Life in Miniature”project.

The aim is to showcase Paintings that tell stories of nature, love, celebration, faith, and power.

  • This will let people explore over 1,000 high resolution miniatures using Machine Learning and Augmented Reality
  • Users will be able to see famous miniature collections of the National Museum in never before seen ways.
  • This will be in extraordinary detail in just a few clicks – Check the links in Suggested section.

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IMPLEMENTATION

​​​​​​​“Life in Miniature” project is collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi and Google Arts & Culture

SIGNIFICANCE

  • The importance of ‘Digital India’ initiative and the role of technology in the preservation of India’s heritage has grown in recent years.
  • Google is well known for its leadership in the technology sector and its focus on product innovation.

Google’s commitment to driving social empowerment and inclusion is a true asset to India.

  • The artworks showcased are presented along five universal themes of the human relationship with nature, love, celebration, faith and power.
  • Users can explore these miniature marvels guided by Artificial Intelligence.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Key highlight of the launch is the application of Machine Learning-based algorithms to the corpus of paintings being brought online.

  • A single miniature painting is a rare joy to behold, this experience is named – “Magnify Miniatures” .(Links below)
  • This will enables online users to explore multiple artworks simultaneously is a stunning new experience.
  • With “Life in Miniature”, users will be able to see famous miniature collections of the National Museum.

WHAT IS MINIATURE PAINTING

  • Miniature paintings are among the most beautiful, technically-advanced and sophisticated art forms in Indian culture.

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SOURCES : GOOGLE BLOGSPOT

  • Though compact (about the same size as a small book), they typically tackle profound themes such as love, power and faith.

Using technologies like machine learning, augmented reality and high-definition robotic cameras, the work will showcase these special art in a magical new way.

  • Virtually wander the halls of a special ‘pocket gallery’.
  • Inspired by the domes and doorways that punctuate Indian homes and public spaces, this is the first AR-powered art gallery designed with traditional Indian architecture.

ART MEETS AI

Miniatures are rich in detailed representations of topics that have shaped Indian culture.

  • Thanks to machine learning, we can now discover these attributes across a collection of miniature paintings.
  • We can also select from tags like ‘face’, ‘animal’, or even ‘moustache’, and see where these features occur!

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, NEW DELHI

  • The National Museum, New Delhi, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is the premiere cultural institution of the Nation.

The National Museum, today, has in its possession over 2,00,000 antiquities & art objects.

  • This has both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage.
  • During current pandemic time, the National Museum has been engaging its visitors through digital platforms.

ABOUT GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

  • Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 2,000 museums at one’s fingertips.

It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world .

  • The virtual collection includes 1,200 high resolution images from 25 collections all around the world.
  • More than 75 stories, depicting scenes that include legendary marriage processions, the joy of being among nature, or epic battles.
  • The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS andAndroid.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The project reinforces the comprehensive collaboration between the National Museum and Google Arts & Culture, a partnership that began in 2011.
  • Using your smartphone, you can open up a life-size virtual space, walk around at your leisure and zoom into your favourite pieces—you have this beautiful museum to yourself ! DIY 🙂
  • The power of technology, people all over the world can engage with these miniature masterpieces like never before.
  • We at IASbhai , want you to take that museum wali feeling 😉 Take a look at the links below :

ART MEETS AI – CLICK HERE

GOOGLE’s COLOUR BOOK – CLICK HERE

ALL 1000 Images – CLICK HERE

For Stories – CLICK HERE

SUGGESTED READING : Project–>CLICK HERE 
     SOURCES: PIB | “Life in Miniature” Project | UPSC

 

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