The Birmingham Museum of Art will join over 400 existing online art collections through its partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. This is a collaboration between Google and art partners from more than 50 countries that work to preserve and promote culture online.
A sampling of the Museum's works will be made available online; this is to encourage art enthusiasts and visitors to come visit the Museum to see all it has to offer. The Birmingham Museum of Art is the first institution in Alabama to partner with the Google Cultural Institute.
Over 200 works of art, including all of the museum's Kress Collection, were selected to be digitized as part of this project. The Museum hosts an art collection of 25,000 pieces, dating from ancient to modern times.