Friday Free Stuff: Art works

22 June 2012

Here are two galleries that have not only digitised parts of their collections but offered those digitisations under open licenses:

Dujardin, Boy blowing soap bubbles (1663), Statens Museum for Kunst/National Gallery of Denmark,
The National Gallery of Denmark is piloting a Creative Commons Attribution license for 158 of its works. You can zoom in online or download the full resolution version. Most images also have a few paragraphs about the paintings and/or videos of gallery workers or artists talking about them.

The National Gallery of Art doesn't go into such depth about each image, but it makes up for it in volume with more than 20,000 images available under their own open access policy. Some of these are highlighted in special collections - and you can gather your favourites in your own "lightbox".

Deborah Fitchett
Liaison Librarian