In the spirit of my previous post, the Getty Museum in California earlier this month announced that 4,600 of their images are now free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose. Yet again, a US museum leads the way – though this time without any African art in its collection. In its discussion of open content, the most recent Horizon Report, Museum Edition stated that “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources”. European museums, take note please.
More information about Getty’s open content policy can be found here. You can browse all available images here. Artworks gallop around the galleries and head out into the world in this short little video.