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The British Museum Makes 1.9 Million Images Available for Public Use

The British Museum has just unveiled a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity for visitors while the museum is closed due to coronavirus safety regulations—they’ve expanded their online collection to include nearly 4.5 million objects. To add to the overwhelming number of accessible images in their digital collections, the public institution has now permitted nearly two million of these uploads to be downloaded for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

While this application can initially seem a bit confusing to the untrained visitor, the museum has provided an instruction guide for perfecting your various searches. According to the guide, when you head to their collection’s website, you can type your target topic into the search bar and use the auto-generated categories that pop up to start your search.

Famous pieces like The Rosetta Stone can be found in the museum’s digital collection. Rembrandt - the night watch - 44 gigapixels. Closer to Van Eyck. KRI - Schiele Raisonné. Les collections en ligne des musées de la Ville de Paris. Isamu noguchi museum launches online archive of 60,000 unique pieces. Albert-Kahn : les collections. Collections - Musée de Bretagne. Des collections en partage : découvrir et réutiliser une collection bretonne Le musée de Bretagne et l'écomusée du pays de Rennes, équipements gérés par Rennes Métropole, sont riches d'une collection commune de près de 600 000 items réunissant archéologie, histoire, numismatique, arts graphiques et ethnographie.

Collections - Musée de Bretagne

Par le biais de ce portail, ils vous permettent d'en découvrir l'ampleur et vous proposent de la partager. Vous pouvez donc : The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions. Introducing Open Access at the CMA: For the Benefit of All the People Forever. By William Griswold, Director and President, The Cleveland Museum of Art Beginning immediately, as many as 30,000 images of public-domain artworks in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) collection will be available to all as part of our Open Access program.

Introducing Open Access at the CMA: For the Benefit of All the People Forever

In addition, metadata relevant to more than 61,000 works are available without restriction, whether the works themselves are in the public domain or under copyright. To make this initiative feasible, the museum has partnered with Creative Commons, a global nonprofit organization that makes possible the sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge. This is a logical and exciting outgrowth of the CMA’s inclusive mission “to create transformative experiences through art, for the benefit of all the people forever.” The time is right to firmly bring our mission into the 21st century. Download Free Digitized Art Through the Art Institute of Chicago Website.

The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online. The Art Institute of Chicago recently unveiled a new website design.

The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online

As part of their first design upgrade in 6 years, they have placed more than 52,000 high-resolution images from their collection online, available to all comers without restriction. Students, educators, and just regular art lovers might be interested to learn that we’ve released thousands of images in the public domain on the new website in an open-access format (52,438 to be exact, and growing regularly). Made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, these images can be downloaded for free on the artwork pages. We’ve also enhanced the image viewing capabilities on object pages, which means that you can see much greater detail on objects than before. ReACH (Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage) Rijksmuseum. Download 50,000 Art Books & Catalogs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Digital Collections. If you’ve lived in or visited New York City, you must know the laughable futility of trying to “do the Met” in a day, or even a weekend.

Download 50,000 Art Books & Catalogs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Digital Collections

Not only is the museum enormous, but its permanent collections demand to be studied in detail, an activity one cannot rush through with any satisfaction. If you’re headed there for a special exhibit, be especially disciplined—make a beeline and do not stop to linger over elaborate Edo-period samurai armor or austere Shaker-made furniture. I thought I’d learned my lesson after many years of residence in the city.

When I returned last summer for a visit, family in tow, I vowed to head straight for the Rei Kawakubo exhibit, listing all other priorities beneath it. More fool me. Metmuseum - timeline of art history. Image and Data Resources. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Goes Open Access. The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain. Edgar Degas, The Dancing Class, 1870, Oil on wood, 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unloaded a massive chunk of its collection into the public domain on Tuesday, making them available for anyone with an internet connection to use or simply appreciate. As part of a new Open Access Policy, the Met designated 375,000 images with the Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal copyright, the broadest possible. Impressionist masters like Cézanne, Monet, and Degas, Japanse woodblock print artists like Hokusai, sculptors like Rodin, and thousands more are available for anyone to "copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission," according to the Creative Commons. Katsushika Hokusai, Fuji from the Katakura Tea Fields in Suruga from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1830–32, Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 10 1/4 in. x 15 in.

Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.

Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related Content: Museum of Modern Art. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : Free Texts : Download & Streaming. The Solomon R.

the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : Free Texts : Download & Streaming

Guggenheim Museum by Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944; Dearstyne, Howard, tr; Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967, ed texts eye favorite 155 comment 0. Smithsonian's museums of Asian art. See the massive, stunning collection of art the Smithsonian just put on the web for free. The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.

See the massive, stunning collection of art the Smithsonian just put on the web for free

Sackler Gallery have an amazing gift for the world in 2015: a newly available collection of 40,000 digitized Asian and American artworks. LACMA Collections. LACMA Art Museum Releases 20,000 Free Downloadable Art. Getty Research Portal - 100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available to Any Art Lover. “Paul Klee, 1879-1940 : a retrospective exhibition.”

Getty Research Portal - 100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available to Any Art Lover

The Guggenheim Museum In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been redesigned to make it easier for art history buffs to explore, share, and download the 100,000 freely available digitized art history texts it hosts—which you can search for directly, or filter by creator, subject, language, source, or date range. Over the past year, the Los Angeles-based research institute has been rapidly scanning thousands of books and journals documenting various artistic fields—including art, architecture, and culture—to provide a greater public service over the Internet than a single library ever could.

Thanks to the freely downloadable materials, “scholars and researchers can now be in possession of copies of rare books and other titles without having to travel to far-flung locales,” announced the the project’s content specialist, Annie Rana. George Eastman Museum. Albert-Kahn : les collections. Le musée départemental Albert-Kahn conserve les Archives de la Planète, un ensemble d'images fixes et animées, réalisé au début du XXe siècle, consacré à la diversité des peuples et des cultures. « La photographie stéréoscopique, les projections, le cinématographe surtout, voilà ce que je voudrais faire fonctionner en grand afin de fixer une fois pour toutes des aspects, des pratiques et des modes de l'activité humaine dont la disparition fatale n'est plus qu'une question de temps ».

AMNH Digital Special Collections. Palais Galliera. Le premier numéro de Mode du Jour paraît le 28 avril 1921. Il perdurera jusqu’en 1953 pour devenir après cette date « Le Journal de la femme de France ». Il changera trois fois de format durant ses trente-deux ans d’existence. Les restrictions de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale imposeront une périodicité restreinte ; d’hebdomadaire il deviendra mensuel de 1943 à 1945. A partir de décembre 1945, une nouvelle série démarrera avec le numéro un.

L’esprit de ce titre s’apparente au très populaire « Petit Echo de la Mode ». Le Palais Galliera a fait numériser 191 numéros d'août 1938 à décembre 1949. Le Palais Galliera a fait numériser 64 numéros d'août 1940 à décembre 1941. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - La numérisation du plus grand herbier du monde ouvre de nouveaux horizons de recherche. Une équipe de l’Institut de systématique, évolution, biodiversité (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle / CNRS / EPHE / UPMC) et de la Direction des Collections du Muséum décrit la base de données obtenue dans un article qui vient de paraître dans Scientific data, permettant aux scientifiques de se les approprier dans leurs futurs travaux de recherche. L’Herbier national du Muséum contient environ 8 millions de spécimens, arrivés du monde entier au fil des siècles et des expéditions, ce qui en fait la collection botanique et fongique la plus importante au monde.

Cette dernière a pour ambition de rassembler l’ensemble des espèces de plantes, lichens, algues et champignons que porte la planète ; elle est le résultat de plus de 350 ans d’activité botanique, depuis la création du Jardin royal des plantes médicinales en 1635. Accédez à la base de données scientifiques. The National Gallery of Art Releases Over 45,000 Digitized Works of Art. Vincent van Gogh, “Self-Portrait” 1889, oil on canvas. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney As esteemed art museums continue to digitize their archives, it’s becoming more and more effortless to view and learn about famous artworks by the world’s master painters, sculptors, and printmakers.

1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online. Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art. At a conference on the subject in 2001, Susan Hazan of the Israel Museum wondered whether there is “space for enchantment in a technological world?”

She referred to Walter Benjamin’s ruminations on the “potentially liberating phenomenon” of technologically reproduced art, yet also noted that “what was forfeited in this process were the ‘aura’ and the authority of the object containing within it the values of cultural heritage and tradition.” Evaluating a number of online galleries of the time, Hazan found that “the speed with which we are able to access remote museums and pull them up side by side on the screen is alarmingly immediate.” Perhaps the “accelerated mobility” of the internet, she worried, “causes objects to become disposable and to decline in significance.” Art Images from Museums & Libraries.