MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & LIBRARIES
Wherever possible possible the links below lead directly to the open resources held by the various
institutions. Some of pages have a check box you need to tick to access works that you can download and use.
More than 53,000 images of works from the collection that are in the public domain. Some innovative search filters including colour, place and if it includes additional educational resources.
Half of the Belvedere collection is now accessible online, with more being added including the world-famous group of works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
2,500 images from across the eight municipal collections looked after by the trust including many Pre Raphaelite items. More items are gradually being added to the list including works by contemporary artists such as .
This portal hosts high resolution images of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in one of the richest collections in the world. The superb tool provides an excellent visual introduction to understanding the manuscript styles and idioms, materials and contexts.
The Museum has made 2 million high-resolution images of items in their collection available for the public to download. license.
Over 23,800 hi-resolution artefacts about discoveries and ideas covering past 2 millennia. "We want our unique and distinctive collections to be openly accessible to as many people as possible where copyright permits,"
Click ‘Download Image’ for Licence information.
has an Open Access policy allowing public now has the ability to share, collaborate, remix, and reuse images of many as 30,000 public-domain artworks in its collection. Excellent clean easy to use zoom/download interface complete with extensive descriptions and metadata.
in New York has over 210,000 objects in its collection, many of which are available under Creative Commons licences or are in the public Domain.
aggregates a broad spectrum digital collections content into a single interface, enabling easier access and discovery of these resources which include historic images, documents maps and photographs.
at Wesleyan University holds over 24,000 high -resolution prints, photographs, and other works of art. They include works by Delacroix, Dürer, Goya and Rembrandt. Download the images in jpeg or tif formats or view using the high resolution zoom viewer.
Over a million images of rare books, manuscripts, and other treasures from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford college libraries. most are available to download under a licence.
Gs, artworks, textiles, historical images of Glasgow and Scotland plus a superb collection of objects and architechture
by Charles Rennie Mackintosh under a Licence
Over the course of five decades, Professor Nasser D. Khalili has assembled eight of the world’s finest art collections. These collections comprise some 35,000 magnificent works of Asian and international art.
Collection has 4,100 photographs in the public domain available to download. The items are arranged by artist in
Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Over 20,000 items in the public domain.
Check ‘search public domain only’ box when searching.
has put 480,000 works online - these are being updated on a daily basis.
The entire collection of the Mauritshuis is available to download in high resolution. It includes more than 800 works by Dutch and Flemish masters. The Museum website includes other ways to explore the collection interactively, including a virtual ‘’.
includes more than 400,000 Public Domain works.
Check the ‘Open Access’ box on the ‘Search the Collection’ page
this collection from the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg have over 12800 artefacts available.
The UK’s National Archive on Flickr, offers a fascinating insight into British cultural history. No known copyright restrictions.