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

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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

John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries

Website: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/johnson/jj-images/galleries A selection of images is available on their website. Full search is available through Pro-Quest with institutional access or a log-in on http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk/home.do Conditions: This one is a low cost service. There are costs involved in providing the image but these are scaled to image size and quality See: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy/imaging_services After that, 'Reproduction is free of charge … Continue reading John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries

State Library of NSW

Website: https://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=SLNSW&tab=default_tab&sortby=rank http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au Conditions: Copyright and access information Except where otherwise noted, the Library’s datasets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Any projects using State Library of NSW data in any way should be released under this same CC BY 3.0 AU license. For more information, you can see further definition of the … Continue reading State Library of NSW

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

Why?

Every academic author knows the pain of getting the image permissions for their articles, books and other publications. It takes a huge amount of time, money and frustration. However, many institutions will allow free reproduction of images of their collections for academic publications if they fulfil certain criteria, depending on the institution. This site lists those … Continue reading Why?