The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City has posted almost 400,000, high-resolution, images of their collection online. The images are free to use for scholarly endeveours and are clear of copyright restraints (i.e. they are public domain). The images have been made available as part of the Met’s Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative and allows these images to be downloaded for scholarly use in “any media”.
The collection includes works ranging across history and a variety of medium. You’ll find images from Babylonian clay tablets and Greek amphora to paintings by Picasso and photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. This is a great resource for faculty and students involved in scholarly work across the arts and humanities.
- Read the official press release here: http://metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/news/2014/oasc-access.
- View the collection here: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection.