The Met Places 400,000 Works Online for Free, Non-Commercial Access

May 23rd, 2014

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) and Henry Treffry Dunn (1838-1899) Lady Lilith 1867 Watercolor and gouache on paper, via The MetThe Met has made 400,000 public domain images available for free online, part of Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC), a new initiative to increase access to the images for non-commercial uses.  “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,” says Director Thomas P. Campbell.  “I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”  

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