Free use images in Museums

 

“Often when people visit museums, they leave wishing they could see a certain piece of art every day. Yale University’s art museums are making that easier.

Want Van Gogh’s “The Night Cafe,” owned by Yale University Art Gallery, as your desktop wallpaper? Download a high-res TIFF at artgallery.yale.edu. Want to post on your blog that J.M.W. Turner you saw at Yale Center for British Art? Download a TIFF at britishart.yale.edu.

On those websites, anyone is welcome to download public-domain artworks free of charge and use them any way they want, even if that usage is for-profit, such as the publication of a book.”

Click on the image to read this article recently published by the Hartford Courant with quotes from MCN Executive Director, Eric Longo as well as Intellectual Property SIG Chairs Melissa Fournier and John ffrench about free use images.

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