Yosemite Conservancy’s partnership with the park dates back to 1923, when an association formed to build a museum in Yosemite Valley. Nearly a century later, the Conservancy remains deeply connected to the Yosemite Museum, including through donor-funded exhibits featuring artifacts, such as Miwok baskets, early climbing gear and John Muir’s tin cup.

This grant allows the museum to share its rich collections with a wide audience through the Google Cultural Institute, a nonprofit site that hosts interactive online exhibits. With your support, museum staff will create a digital exhibit focused on Yosemite’s cultural history. After doing the groundwork to photograph artifacts and develop compelling content, staff will be able to use the flexible platform to refine and expand the exhibit, as needed.

Your gifts will help a global audience take a virtual visit to the museum and explore Yosemite’s history.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park and Google Cultural Institute.

Greg Cox

Curator of Collections

Project Notes

Partnering with the Google Cultural Institute will foster understanding among park employees, stakeholders, key partners and the public about the inextricable linkages between natural and cultural resources.