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Images of Works of Art in Museum Collections:
The Experience of Open Access

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Prepared for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
by Kristin Kelly

June 2013. 35 pp.
ISBN 978-1-932326-45-1
CLIR pub157

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This report describes the current approaches of 11 art museums in the United States and the United Kingdom to the use of images of works of art that are in their collections and are in the public domain. Each approach is slightly different. By presenting the thought processes and methods used in these institutions, this report aims to inform the decision making of other museums that are considering open access to images in their collections.

The following museums are included in this study:

  • British Museum, London
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Morgan Library and Museum, New York
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
  • Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

 


     

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    This is a web-only report—it is not available in print.