The Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection

Conditions:

UPDATE  –

On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.

Image and Data Resources

Open Access Policy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art creates, organizes, and disseminates a broad range of digital images and data that document the rich history of the Museum, its collection, exhibitions, events, people, and activities.

Images of artworks in the Museum’s collection fall into two categories:

  1. images of works the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have
  2. images of works the Museum knows to be under copyright or other restrictions

On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.


Images of Artworks in the Public Domain

You are welcome to use images of artworks in The Met’s collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have, for any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum.

To identify these images, look for the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) icon directly below the image:

 

Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/policies-and-documents/image-resources

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