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Connecting Audiences to Culture Online or Onsite

Digital technology has the power to make the art and offerings of cultural organizations more accessible – not just to those visiting in person, but to people around the world. Through Bloomberg Connects, Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed significant support to the development of technology that transforms experiences with cultural institutions around the world. Since 1999, Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped museums stay up to date with relevant new technology – such as audio guides, mobile apps, and location-aware navigational tools – to transform the visitor experience, encouraging interaction and exploration on- and off-site. Bloomberg Philanthropies also launched the Bloomberg Connects app in November 2019, a free digital guide to cultural organizations around the world.

Bloomberg Connects Program

Today’s cultural institutions must thrive in real and virtual space. That’s why Bloomberg Philanthropies works with cultural organizations to improve the role that technology plays in enhancing the visitor experience. Through Bloomberg Connects, Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed more than $100 million to support technological development at 15 cultural institutions around the world.

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Visitor at Serpentine Galleries in London, UK during the retrospective exhibiton "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018."
Visitor at Serpentine Galleries in London, UK during the retrospective exhibiton “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018.”

Bloomberg Connects App

In November 2019, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the Bloomberg Connects app, a free digital guide to select cultural organizations around the world. The app makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices, anytime, anywhere.

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Visitor using the Bloomberg Connects app at the Drawing Center in New York CIty.
Visitor using the Bloomberg Connects app at the Drawing Center in New York CIty.

Top photo: Volunteers and community members at the opening of artist David Best’s “Temple of Time” in Parkland, FL. The Temple is one of five installations in the city’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge winning project “Inspiring Community Healing After Gun Violence: The Power of Art.”

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