Now You Can Download 394 253 Works of Art
Love Matisse? Or are you more of a Picasso fan? Perhaps you love Rembrandt or artefacts from the Aztec period?
Well, as of this week (19 May 2014), as part of their Open Access for Scholarly Content initiative, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has uploaded almost 400 000 images to the ‘Collection Online’ section of their website… and you can download as many as you please.
As reported in the International Business Times, Met director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell stated, ‘I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.’
So long as you’re not using it for commercial purposes, you’re good to go. There’s so much beauty to browse through, we didn’t even know where to start.
Start perusing at metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online.