Birmingham Museums Trust (UK)

Website: http://dams.birminghammuseums.org.uk/asset-bank/action/viewDefaultHome?browseType=accessLevels Conditions: Thousands of our out-of-copyright images are now available for all to use under a Creative Commons Zero licence (CC0). More images are regularly being added. Images that are available for CC0 usage are marked as such at the bottom of their page. Source: search landing page.

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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

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

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

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 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

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