The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation was established in June 2019 by Ganesh Shivaswamy, a lawyer from Bengaluru, India. The main purpose of the Foundation is to catalogue, document and preserve various facets of Art and Culture especially private collections. The Foundation recognizes that private collections greatly differ from public collections, in that individual collectors infuse into these collections unique personal experiences. Private collections are more fragile than institutional collections as they are more vulnerable to dispersal and destruction after the lifetime of the collector.
In September 2019, the Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation launched its' partnership with Google Arts and Culture. The Google Arts and Culture platform was launched by Her Highness Shubhangini Raje, Rajamata Ji of Baroda at the Maharaja Fateshingh Museum at Baroda.