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Metropolitan Museum Provides Free Access to 400,000 high-resolution digital Images

Loads of free arts image here to be used in learning and teaching, look through the Metropolitan Museum 400,000 public domain works to find and download these amazing high-resolution digital Images for free - (note this only applies to the public domain works so not every image is downloadable).

What is Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)?
The Museum's OASC initiative provides license- and cost-free access to images of artwork in the collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions for scholarly use in any media which the Museum has identified as on the site.

New Web Program Allows Free Image Download for Non-Commercial Use

(New York, May 16, 2014)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today 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.” Read more here

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