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

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

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

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Website: http://collections.lacma.org Conditions: The Content on the Site marked "Public Domain High Resolution Image Available" consists of images of works from LACMA's permanent collections that are currently available in "high resolution" format and that LACMA believes are in the public domain. LACMA is providing high resolution images of these works free of charge and for use … Continue reading LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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

Yale University Art Gallery

Website: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collection/search Conditions: Thousands of images of works in the Gallery’s collection believed to be in the public domain are available for free download through the Gallery’s website. Under Yale University’s Open Access Policy, anyone may use the Gallery’s open-access material without further application, authorization, or fees due to the Gallery or to Yale. Source: http://artgallery.yale.edu/using-images http://ydc2.yale.edu/documentation/faq-open-access-digital-representations-works-public-domain-museum-library-and-archive

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 … Continue reading The Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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