Over the past decade, the High Museum of Art has initiated a series of local, regional and international partnerships that redefined a new role for museums and their resources. From schools in the High’s own backyard and regional museums, to global institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, the High is paving the way for the future of museum partnerships.

Georgia Art Museum Partnerships
The Georgia Art Museum Partnership initiative—the first of its kind in the state—allows for the sharing of resources and collections among museums in Georgia and the Southeast. The museum partners draw on each other’s resources for exhibitions and loans of individual objects, professional development workshops and consultations and collection storage. Current participating museums include the Albany Museum of Art, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Telfair Museum of Art, and the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Louvre Atlanta
Launched in 2006, Louvre Atlanta―the High’s unprecedented three-year partnership with the Musée du Louvre in Paris―welcomed over 1.3 million visitors to the High. The partnership featured seven exhibitions that brought a combined 493 treasures from all eight of the the Louvre’s collecting areas to Atlanta. Exhibitions included works by artists including Raphael, Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Velázquez. The exhibitions attracted nearly 140,000 students and visitors from all 50 U.S. states.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
In 2009, the High and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, launched a multi-year, multi-exhibition collaboration. Monet Water Lilies (2009) was the first in a series of six exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions include Modern by Design (June 4 through August 11, 2011) and Picasso to Warhol (October 15, 2011 through April 29, 2012), with three additional shows in development for 2012 and 2013. The initiative builds on successful past collaborations between the High and MoMA that resulted in four exhibitions presented in Atlanta between 1997 and 2000. This project extends ties between the institutions through professional exchanges, development of educational programs and publications and reciprocal admission benefits.

The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
The High Museum of Art, in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), launched a collaboration in 2010 with the exhibition Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The exhibition included two of the greatest paintings of the Italian Renaissance, Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto (1556–1559). Additional exhibitions for 2012 are currently under development.