Open Access Images

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Open Access Image Museums and Libraries in U.S.

Art Institute of Chicago

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Cleveland Art Museum

Harvard Art Museums

Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Minneapolis Institute of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

New York Public Library

Science History Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Stanford University Library, California

Open Access Image Museums and Libraries Outside U.S.

Kunstmuseum, Basel
More than 4,100 photographs of works in the public domain

Mauritshuis, The Hague
The full collection of over 800 works mainly by Dutch and Flemish masters

Narodni galerie Praha, Prague

Nationalmuseet Danmark
Over 50,000 images from 20 institutions across Denmark

National museum, Stockholm
6,000 images, most of the collection, via Wikimedia Commons

Paris Musees
320,000 images from 14 institutions

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
360,000 images, over 1/3 of the collection

Science Museum Group, UK
Images from five museums in the UK including the Science Museum, National Science and Media Museum, Science and Industry Museum, National Railway Museum, Locomotion

Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Strong on Munich-based painters of 19th and 20th centuries

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
About 15,000 images of works in the collection

Welcome Collection, London
Thousands of archival images from the science collections

Other Sources of Images

Wikimedia Commons–A collection of over 80 million freely usable media files