Digital atlas gives rare insight into Rio's history

Walk through the streets of Rio de Janeiro

using this digital atlas

‘imagineRio’ is an online digital platform

that offers a rare insight into the history of the Brazilian city

It features a timeline of interactive maps

that can be used to explore key milestones in the megalopolis

such as the inauguration of the Christ the Redeemer statue

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATOR OF THE MOREIRA SALLES INSTITUTE, SERGIO BURGI, SAYING:

"'imagineRio' brings together documents like historic photographs, iconography, urban and architecture projects and historic cartography in one platform."

"I think it is fundamental to conserve the cultural legacy in digital form. Our mission is to reach the people."

‘imagineRio’ is part of the Digital Art History initiative

founded by the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles

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