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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Yale Center for British Art

Website: http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/search Conditions: Thousands of images of works in the Center’s collection believed to be in the public domain are available for free through the Center’s online collection catalogue. Under Yale University’s Open Access Policy, anyone may use the Center’s open access material without further application, authorization, or fees due to the Center or to Yale. Source: http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/using-collections/image-use

NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London

Website: http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/ Conditions: Where available, through this self-service licensing and download facility, images can be obtained for reproduction in non-commercial scholarly books and journals, and certain other specified non-commercial uses, free of charge. Where not available through this facility, images must be obtained through our other licensing options, and additional costs (and therefore charges) will apply. … Continue reading NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Gallery, London

Website: http://www.nationalgalleryimages.co.uk Conditions: This waiver is intended for projects in which the scholar is personally responsible for paying reproduction fees and is not available to commercial organisations. We consider a project to be scholarly when its primary intention is to broaden knowledge and when it is based on original research. Exclusions - the following uses are … Continue reading The National Gallery, London

The British Museum, London

Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx Conditions: Reproduction within (but not on the cover of) an academic and scholarly (peer reviewed) book, journal article or booklet, provided that the publication is published by an organisation set as a charity, society, institution or trust existing exclusively for public benefit and that the publication has a print-run of no more than 4,000 … Continue reading The British Museum, London