Wikipedia is the dominant reference site on the internet, providing educational material freely and without adverts, in hundreds of different languages. As part of its cultural philanthropy, the Khalili Foundation promotes the diversity of visual culture on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia sites by sharing images and research, by employing a Wikimedian In Residence, and by helping students, researchers, and institutions share their knowledge.
Although Wikipedia has an enormous amount of information about the Western canon of visual art, it is much weaker on the art of other cultures. Research published in 2023 found a large cultural gap in favour of Western art on Wikipedia and its sister sites. The eight Khalili Collections, already extensively digitised and published, are ideally placed to document art from cultures that are so far under-represented.