Posted by: bluesyemre | May 26, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images for Non-Commercial Use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced  that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis. In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection

http://www.metmuseum.org/research/image-resources/frequently-asked-questions


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