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)

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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

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

Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

Website: http://openn.library.upenn.edu Conditions: OPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific collections and documents for applicable … Continue reading Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

Website: http://worldimages.sjsu.edu Conditions: You are free to use these images for non-profit educational purposes, but we ask that you give credit to the copyright holders who retain rights to the images. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License. You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format … Continue reading WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

New York Public Library Public Domain Images

Website: full collections - http://digitalcollections.nypl.org Public domain images - http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=✓&keywords=&filters[rights][]=pd Conditions: Some free, some with minimal charge for publication Even though we believe the images we have uploaded to The Commons on Flickr are in the "public domain" and thus not subject to copyright restrictions, these photos may be subject to other third party rights, such as … Continue reading New York Public Library Public Domain Images

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

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Washington

Website: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/ Conditions: Rights assessment is your responsibility. As a publicly supported institution the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. It is the patron's … Continue reading Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Washington

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

Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) / Artstor

Website: http://www.artstor.org/library Conditions: Initiated by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007, IAP provides free print-quality images for use in scholarly publications. IAP is available as an optional service to Artstor Digital Library contributors. Scholars at institutions that subscribe to Artstor can access these images through the Digital Library. Simply add IAP to your search criteria; … Continue reading Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) / Artstor

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