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600 American Artwork Images Available for Download. Alfred Jacob Miller / Mrs.

600 American Artwork Images Available for Download

Keller as the Goddess of Liberty / 1855-1859 / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, II, 1968 Thanks to a $111,615 grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Walters Art Museum has successfully catalogued and digitized more than 600 American paintings, drawings and portrait miniatures for the museum’s online collection. Rarely seen works from John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and John La Farge, among others, are now available for download and public use at In conjunction with this project, our spring focus exhibition, American Artists Abroad, April 19–June 22, will highlight works from our rich collection of American art.

Alfred Jacob Miller / Si-roc-u-an-tua / 1858-1860 / Commissioned by William T. Edward Greene Malbone / Mrs. Frederic Edwin Church / Morning in the Tropics / ca. 1858 / Acquired by William T. New Eyes on American Art curated by Henry W. Musées américains : de plus en plus d'images libres de droits. Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come. A New Commitment to Sharing the Getty’s Digital Resources Freely with All Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before.

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. Art Out and About. GSG: highlights=Open Content Images. Open Collections. Statens Museum for Kunst: Free download of artworks. Some of the highlights from SMK's collections are available for free download.

Statens Museum for Kunst: Free download of artworks

The artworks are featured in the Google Art Project. A screenshot of the museum's page on Google Art Project. Visual nation making and forgetting. Henrik Holm, curator at the National Gallery of Denmark, looks at the making of the Danish painting canon and its relation to the construction of a national identity.

Visual nation making and forgetting

Teach the Web: Using Museum Images - Open and Closed. The Public Domain High Resolution Image Available mark indicates that LACMA is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the Content so designated, either because (i) the term of copyright has expired, (ii) no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, or (iii) LACMA owns copyright but would like to share this Content with the public without exercising control as part of our mission to engage and educate our communities.

Teach the Web: Using Museum Images - Open and Closed

Museums can get copyright right. One type of question that I get over and over again from faculty and graduate students involves copyright and images of art works held in museums.

Museums can get copyright right

In fact, question is probably the wrong name for these discussions; mostly I try to be sympathetic as the researcher bemoans the thicket of claims and permission costs in which they have become entangled as they undertake some project. I recently met with one faculty member who is creating an amazing “digital humanities” project and needs to obtain, from a significant number of different museums, high-res images of works that are clearly in the public domain. Even this author, who is both remarkably good-humored and very persistent, was confused and bemused by the Pandora’s box she had opened. Museums Mull Public Use of Online Art Images. Photo AMSTERDAM — Many museums post their collections online, but the Rijksmuseum here has taken the unusual step of offering downloads of high-resolution images at no cost, encouraging the public to copy and transform its artworks into stationery, T-shirts, tattoos, plates or even toilet paper.

Museums Mull Public Use of Online Art Images

The museum, whose collection includes masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Mondrian and van Gogh, has already made images of 125,000 of its works available through Rijksstudio, an interactive section of its Web site. The staff’s goal is to add 40,000 images a year until the entire collection of one million artworks spanning eight centuries is available, said Taco Dibbits, the director of collections at the Rijksmuseum. “We’re a public institution, and so the art and objects we have are, in a way, everyone’s property,” Mr. Dibbits said in an interview. “We’ve gotten over that hurdle,” said Deborah Ziska, a spokeswoman for the in Washington. Sweden’s LSH publishes 40,000 images under open licenses. This week, Sweden’s Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle, and The Hallwyl Museum (LSH) released approximately 40,000 images under open licenses on their website.

Sweden’s LSH publishes 40,000 images under open licenses

They are the second Swedish museums, after the Nordic Museum, to make this leap, thus placing them next to other OpenGLAM institutions such as the United States National Gallery of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the Central Art Archives Finland. “Bibliotekarien” (in English: “The Librarian”) by Guiseppe Arcimboldo is one of the many images available under an open license, and as a high resolution download, from LSH These three museums, which join together to create one unit maintained by the Swedish government, is funded by the tax payers of Sweden. These taxes go towards the digitization of collections and archival content, thus, as stated by Senior Curator Magnus Hagberg in this recent press release, these materials should be accessible to the public – and now they are. Welcome LSH to the OpenGLAM family! Des musées suédois partagent librement des images de leurs collections.

(Ce billet est écrit par Karin Nilsson et Fredrik Andersson de l’Armurerie Royale, du Château Skokloster et du musée Hallwyl en Suède, pour annoncer la publication des images de leurs collections et la mise à disposition de beaucoup d’entre elles sur Wikimedia Commons.

Des musées suédois partagent librement des images de leurs collections

Il a été publié sur le le blog de la Wikimedia Foundation sous licence CC-By-SA, et traduit par Jean-Frédéric, Guillaume, R. et Nicolas) Porträtt, Rudolf II som Vertumnus. Guiseppe Arcimboldo – Skoklosters slott – 87582) Aujourd’hui, ce 23 octobre, l’Armurerie Royale, le Château Skokloster et le musée Hallwyl s’associent à Wikimedia Suède pour annoncer la publication de plus de 12 000 images.

En début d’année, ces trois musées suédois (qui ensemble constituent une agence gouvernementale, dépendant du Ministère de la Culture) ont franchi un pas décisif vers une plus grande ouverture en publiant les collections de photographies haute-définition sur le site du musée. Cette contribution nous est bénéfique de diverses façons : Rijksstudio.

GLAM-Wiki 2013 - Lizzy Jongma keynote presentation. Christian Borstlap for Rijksstudio. Keep it free: National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy. Leonardo da Vinci’s “Ginevra de’ Benci,” (c. 1474/1478) is the only portrait by da Vinci located in the Western Hemisphere.

Keep it free: National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy

Now the public can download Ginevra and enjoy her no matter where they are in the world. In March 2012, the United States’ National Gallery of Art created an open access policy which provided online visitors the the chance to download high resolution images of their collections which fall into the public domain: 22,988 images to date. And yes, these beautiful images aren’t ridden with watermarks, and are available for you to do what you please to do with them. NGA joins the likes of the US based Walters Art Museum and Yale University, who also serve as fabulous examples of OpenGLAMs in their releasing of public domain artwork images for the world to appreciate and use.

Yes, we’re a bit behind on the times, but that won’t be our legacy. For some reason, it didn’t pop up on our radar until this week. Release the bots What the future holds. Image Collections. Image Collections: Slides and Photographs Search Image Collections. National Gallery of Art. Open Access Policy for Images of Works of Art Presumed in the Public Domain With the launch of NGA Images, the National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for digital images of works of art that the Gallery believes to be in the public domain. Images of these works are now available free of charge for any use, commercial or non-commercial.

Users do not need to contact the Gallery for authorization to use these images. They are available for download at the NGA Images website ( See Policy Details below for specific instructions and notes for users. Background.