To Increase Visitorship, Museums Turn to Digital Distribution

May 29th, 2013

a Rembrandt at the Rijksmusuem, via The New York TimesIn an effort to increase public engagement with their collections, a number of museums are now offering free, high-quality images of their works for download and open use. In one such example, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has begun allowing visitors to reproduce images of its collection anywhere.“We’re a public institution, and so the art and objects we have are, in a way, everyone’s property.” Says collections director Taco Dibbets.

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