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3-D Google exhibit to tell history of black America

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens September 24, when it is inaugurated by President Barack Obama. The newest Smithsonian museum highlights the hope, the struggle and the resilience of Africans.

On display next year at the Smithsonian: An interactive 3-D exhibit that uses Google technology to tell the story of black America.

Technology is changing the way people engage with museum exhibits. Museum apps allow visitors to seek out more information on their mobile devices about the artwork they are viewing. Augmented reality transports museum visitors back in time by adding skin and flesh to dinosaur bones.

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