Smithsonian Open Access

Website: https://www.si.edu/openaccess Conditions: Smithsonian Open Access is an initiative that removes Smithsonian copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million of its digital collection images and nearly two centuries of data. This means that people everywhere can now download, transform and share this open access content for any purpose, for free, without further permission from the Smithsonian. … Continue reading Smithsonian Open Access

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Website: https://high.org/explore/ Conditions: Professional images of objects in the collection are available for high-quality print publishing and commercial uses. To obtain high-resolution image files and copyright information, please contact the Rights and Reproductions Office with the artist, title, and accession number if possible. The High does not charge fees for personal, scholarly, research, educational, or editorial … Continue reading High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

NGV, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/ Conditions: 'The NGV Collection contains approximately 75,000 works of art and approximately 90% of its records are available for viewing here. More than 30,000 images of works in the Public Domain are available to download at high resolution for free for publications and non-commercial use by clicking on the download icon. We are … Continue reading NGV, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Website: https://hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/artworks Conditions: Partially free. Images may be used free of charge for some kinds of academic work. However, images for publications still need to be requested and paid for as usual. The State Hermitage permits the use of the pictures of items from its collections and also the views of its buildings and halls … Continue reading State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM)

Website: https://www.slam.org/collection/objects/?show_on_view=false Conditions: If the content is marked 'public domain', it can be used for any purpose. Permitted Use. You assume all risk and responsibility for your use of any Content obtained through the SLAM Websites. Content in the Public Domain. Some Content on the SLAM Websites is in the public domain (“Public-domain Content”). You may download … Continue reading Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Website: http://art.famsf.org/ Conditions: free for low-res non commercial use   The Materials are made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users may download these files for their own use, subject to any additional terms or restrictions which may be applicable to … Continue reading Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Birmingham Museum of Art [USA]

Site: https://artsbma.org/collection/ Conditions: Open Content Program The Birmingham Museum of art makes available digital images of works in the Museum’s collection believed to be in the public domain. Images are available free of charge for any use, commercial or non-commercial. Users do not need to contact the Museum for authorization to use these images. They are … Continue reading Birmingham Museum of Art [USA]

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields)

Site: http://collection.imamuseum.org Conditions: Free images available but hard to find. The official line is: 'Many images of public domain artworks are available for free download from the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields' collection pages. Simply look for the download icon to access a high resolution JPG file and begin using the image for any purpose. If you require … Continue reading Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields)

USEUM – aggregate image site

Site: https://useum.org/download-artworks Conditions: Useum is currently a beta site collating free images from museums around the world, although many come through Wikimedia. The landing page offers The Rijksmuseum Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) National Gallery of Denmark J. Paul Getty Museum Indianapolis Museum of Art National Gallery of Art, Washington  

York Museums Trust

Website: https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/ Conditions: Collections Image Policy A few key points to remember about the images that YMT has published on its online collection: All images currently published in the online collection are free from known third-party copyright restrictions All images in the online collection are free to download All images in the online collection are … Continue reading York Museums Trust

The Walters Art Museum

Website: http://art.thewalters.org Conditions: POLICY ON DIGITAL IMAGES OF COLLECTION OBJECTS USAGE Because the Walters owns or has jurisdiction over the objects in its collection and owns or customarily obtains the rights to any imaging of its collection objects, it has adopted the Creative Commons Zero: No Rights Reserved or CC0 license to waive copyright and allow for unrestricted … Continue reading The Walters Art Museum

City of Antwerp Museums

Website: https://dams.antwerpen.be Institutions: includes the Rubens House, Plantin Moretus Museum (printing), Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, MAS and more. Their online collections database is being constantly updated. The interface is available on in Dutch at the moment. There are some guides to searching here: https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search The images are available for download directly as low res JPEGs or high … Continue reading City of Antwerp Museums

Science Museum Group, UK

Website: http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/search?filter[image_license]=true Conditions: Images found on the above link are free to use for non-commercial use according to Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence This licence allows you to: BY (Attribution): Copy, distribute, display and perform our copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if you give us credit in the way … Continue reading Science Museum Group, UK

National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

Website: http://images.rmg.co.uk/en/page/show_home_page.html Conditions: Getting images free from the NMM requires fulfilling certain conditions. They give a 100% academic discount for runs below 1000 editions, as below. 'Discounts on reproduction fees are available for images used on interior pages of scholarly and not-for-profit publications, see the table below. This discount does not include supply fees. A minimum … Continue reading National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich