Wednesday, May 21, 2014

400,000 Public Domain Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met recently announced that 400,000 images of art and objects in its collections may be used for scholarly and noncommercial use. These images may be downloaded and used without requesting permission or paying a fee.

Images labeled as OASC - Open Access for Scholarly Content - are included in this initiative. Examples:

After the Earthquake, San Francisco
Photograph by Arnold Genthe, 1906

Cuneiform tablet, record of a judicial decision
Neo-Babylonian, clay

John La Farge, ca 1880
Leaded opalescent glass

Allegory of Government: Wisdom Defeating Discord
Jacob de Witt (1695-1754)
Oil on canvas

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