Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

The Museum Of UnCut Funk brings images from it’s FUNKY Collection online with the Google Cultural Institute

February 1st, 2016 ­ Starting today, over 240 artifacts from the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection can be viewed online by people around the world due to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the museum. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see items from the Black Animation Art, Coins / Medals / Medallions, Comic Book, Movie Poster and Stamp collections in just a few clicks at http://bit.ly/1nH8s7M.

Five specially curated digital exhibits have been developed for online visitors by the 1970’s Black Culture experts at the Museum Of UnCut Funk. These digital exhibitions present positive images of Black history icons, seminal Black history events, and groundbreaking Black pop culture characters.

Some of the historically important items featured in the online exhibitions are:

  • Peter Jones / Hardy Boys Original Animation Cel – The First Positive Black Character, Positive Black Male Character to appear in a Saturday Morning Cartoon Series
  • Marian Anderson Commemorative Bronze Medal – The First Black Person To Be Featured On A United States Commemorative Bronze Medal
  • Falcon Comic Book – The First Black Superhero To Be Featured In A Comic Book
  • Booker T. Washington Stamp Sheet – The First Black Person To Be Featured On A United States Post Office Stamp / Stamp Sheet
  • Coffy Original One Sheet Movie Poster – Featuring Pam Grier, The First Black Female To Star In A Major Action Film

You can check out our online exhibits at the following links:

Black Character Revolution

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-character-revolution/ywLydcVbL4KfKw?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Black Comic Revolution

Funky Turns 40: Black Comic Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-comic-revolution/OAICJjXc0JdiLg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Black Film Revolution

Funky Turns 40: Black Film Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-film-revolution/TwICKsCzBns9Lg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Blacks On US Currency

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/for-the-love-of-money-blacks-on-u-s-currency/iALyPCxJcXVkKg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Blacks On US Postage Stamps

Soulful Delivery: Blacks On U.S. Postage Stamps:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/soulful-delivery-blacks-on-u-s-postage-stamps/PQLy4m_3S7G5Jg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Pamela Thomas, Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk, said “ This is a great way for the Museum Of UnCut Funk to kick off Black History Month, by sharing some of our favorite items from our unique collection with the world. We are honored and excited to be in the company of many important cultural institutions that are participating in the Google Cultural Institute Black History Project”.

Visitors can learn more about the Museum Of UnCut Funk, their Collection and 1970’s Black Culture at their website – museumofuncutfunk.com. Additional images from the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection will be added to the digital exhibitions over time.

About The Museum Of UnCut Funk

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is first and only virtual museum space that celebrates and pays homage to 1970‘s Black Culture and the contributions and legacies of Black icons from this era.

Our museum also features our collection, which includes Animation Art and Collectibles, Broadway Window Cards, Coins, Comic Books, Movie Posters, Stamps and Sports items that reflect Black images.

You can learn more about us at our website – http://museumofuncutfunk.com.

About Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute and its partners are putting the world’s cultural treasures at the fingertips of Internet users and are building tools that allow the cultural sector to share more of its diverse heritage online. The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1,000 institutions giving a platform to over 
250,000 thousand artworks and a total of 6 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history. Read more here.

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