The project, called Cut, Copy, Remix, in partnership with Cold War Steve and Black Hole Club, aimed to support emerging digital artists to use the images to inspire brilliant and bizarre new work.
Following an open call out for artists, the Birmingham Museums team also commissioned Mixed Milk, a Birmingham artist called Martin McNally, to make a film, 'Excerpt', about the works in the collection. Black Hole Club, an artist's development programme based at Vivid Projects that supports artists in the West Midlands, have also commissioned artists Rosa Francesca and Alis Oldfield to create developmental digital art responding to the digital collection and its data.
Linda Spurdle, Head of Digital at Birmingham Museums Trust said: “Since the project launched in April, we have had a fantastic response. Benny’s Babbies really celebrated Birmingham and its people at a time when many people are feeling disconnected, and the new Pre-Raphaelite inspired pieces will bring these artworks to a whole new audience. We can’t wait until we can display them at the gallery.”