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]

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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)

National Gallery of Denmark

Site: http://collection.smk.dk/#/en/ Conditions: The National Gallery of Denmark has initiated the campaign SMK Open to digitise and make available their collections with no restrictions 'During the first stage of the project, some 40,000 works will be made accessible. Approximately 15,000 of these will be available as high-resolution files that anyone can use for any purpose – … Continue reading National Gallery of Denmark

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

Institute of Realism of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period – REALonline

Website: http://realonline.imareal.sbg.ac.at A website hosted by the University of Salzburg, containing searchable files of images and objects from the Middle Ages. The website is entirely in German, and the English search function doesn't appear to work. If you can negotiate through the somewhat cumbersome search interface there are wonderful pictures. Once you have selected images choose … Continue reading Institute of Realism of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period – REALonline

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

BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

Website: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/recherche-uni-images-cartes.do?pageRech=imc Conditions: in summary Some commercial use of images may be free. There are two sources on the website: one says free, one says a charge Non commercial use is definitely free Images which are already digitised and online are available at high-res free of charge If a reproduction charge is made, there is an 80% reduction … Continue reading BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

Art Images for College Teaching

Website: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict/ Conditions: Permission is herin granted: to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication; to academic personnel for creative utilization of these images--including electronic enhancement, modification, manipulation, or combination with other free use images--in conjunction with teaching and … Continue reading Art Images for College Teaching

University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Website: https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl/R/?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-disc Conditions: The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) has brought in more than 2,400 photos to Wikipedia. Leiden University Libraries (UBL), which manages this photo collection, has made this donation possible together with the Working Group on Special Scientific Libraries (WSWB). Imports of these images in Wikimedia Commons (the "Image … Continue reading University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

The Royal Collection, Great Britain

  Website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/1 Collection: The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, the Collection is a unique … Continue reading The Royal Collection, Great Britain

Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

Website: http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=literature&moduleFunction=search&lang=en Collection: Here you can search in the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and Hallwyl museum collection online database. You can find information on museum collections, images of objects and museum environments and the people who have made, owned and used the objects. These include paintings, weapons, furniture and costumes but also the accounts, books and … Continue reading Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

The American Antiquarian Society

Website: http://gigi.mwa.org Conditions: 1 - Digital: The Society makes available, without charge, all of our existing medium resolution (up to 72 dpi) digital images that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose under the terms of a Creative Commons License. No permission is required.* 2 - Print: To request a high-resolution image (maximum 240 dpi … Continue reading The American Antiquarian Society