Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images



(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.” 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 400,000 available for download

The Collection Online: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online?tabname=artist-maker-culture

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