AI for Cultural Heritage
AI for Cultural Heritage leverages the power of AI to empower people and organizations dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of cultural heritage.
About the program
We will support specific individuals and organizations through collaboration, partnership, and investment in AI technology and resources. Together we will seek ways in which we can help to serve as a catalyst for the preservation and enrichment of cultural heritage around the world.
Microsoft has committed $10 million over five years to expand access to Microsoft Azure and AI resources. We will focus these resources on projects across four core areas:
Celebrating the people who have made significant impact throughout history
Using digital tools to preserve important monuments and sites for future generations to explore
Engaging with communities around the world for language preservation
Creating ways for collections and archives to be more easily accessed and enjoyed
Programs making an impact
Experience Ancient Olympia as it stood 2,000 years ago
Common Grounds is a new collaboration between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and Microsoft that harnesses AI to digitally preserve the site of Ancient Olympia for future generations.
Uncover art histories with Microsoft AI
A new platform from India's Museum of Art & Photography invites art lovers and scholars to explore how its textile collection is connected to other works of art across styles, eras, and continents.
Between the lines with Sol LeWitt
Go beyond a museum visit or book with an app developed in collaboration with the Sol LeWitt Estate. Microsoft AI allows audiences to discover the process, life, and works of this legendary artist and pioneer of Minimalism and Conceptual art like never before.
How AI is helping revitalize languages in northern Canada
Working with the government of Nunavut, Microsoft is helping preserve Inuktitut, an Inuit language spoken by 40,000 in Nunavut, Canada, and Inuinnaqtun, an endangered dialect of Inuktut with fewer than 600 people who speak it as their mother tongue.