Apr 25 2017
The Met's New Open Access Policy (allowing unlimited use of images of artworks in its collection)In the Loupe
The Met has made all images of public-domain works in its collection available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which means whether you're a student, a professor, an artist or a designer, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from the Met's collection to use and share without restriction. This Open Access policy change is not only an achievment for The Met's digital evolution, but also a bold statement about the overall need for museums to reconsider their missions and accessibility in this increasingly digital age.
Read more about Open Access at The Met in a Digital Underground article by Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon or watch the press conference announcing the new Open Access Policy below: