Frequently asked questions
The Cultural Institute platform is open to non-profit institutions, museums, galleries, and archives with copyright-free or copyright-cleared content that they would like to share.
The Cultural Institute platform is accessible by invitation only. If you have cultural content that you would like to publish using the Cultural Institute platform, please request an invite on g.co/cisignup. If eligible, we'll send you an invite via email.
The Cultural Institute platform is completely free to use.
We've partnered with many museums, archives and institutions to bring amazing cultural content together in one place: www.google.com/culturalinstitute. This is the Cultural Institute website.
Yes, you will. This is also reflected in our Terms of Service.
The process can be as quick as 1-2 months. The faster you accept the online agreement, familiarize yourself with the platform, and provide content and associated metadata, the quicker we'll be able to launch your content.
The Cultural Institute platform only accepts copyright-free or copyright-cleared images from partners. It is the partner’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate permissions to share images. Any copyright questions after an image goes live are directed to the partner and the partner can take down images based on copyright claims.
Our systems are designed to be very easy for our partners to use. Once invited to use the platform, our team is happy to provide the assistance needed to create, upload and maintain content.
Absolutely. Our partners will get access to the system where they can maintain their content and exhibitions, as well as upload more images and related content at any time.
Google will neither directly monetize the content nor charge users a fee to access the content. We will not show ads on the website www.google.com/culturalinstitute and always display the content in connection to the Google Cultural Institute.