Cultural education charity Art UK and Bloomberg Philanthropies have embarked on a multi-year collaboration to improve online access to more than 3,000 public art collections across the UK.
The partnership will accelerate digitising paper and photography works for the Art UK platform, which already features more than 270,000 artworks by 50,000 artists and is accessed by 3.3 million users a year.
As well as helping to build the online collection, Bloomberg will support new resources for education and audience engagement.
A guide will be published in June on the Bloomberg Connects app, providing deeper insight into current exhibitions at participating cultural organisations.
Art UK’s Director Andrew Ellis paid tribute to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ belief that digital technologies can widen and enrich cultural participation.