The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden’s premier art collection, has released over 3000 images of its works in Wikimedia Commons. It joins other institutions which have announced their own open access policies in recent years, including another major Scandinavian collection, the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which likewise chose to release its images through Wikimedia Commons.
Here is a year-end roundup of some of the notable recent additions to the ARTstor Digital Library:
- Works in the Berlin State Museums, which together form one of the world’s greatest art collections (also see ARTstor’s January 2014 update here)
- The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York
- Works by contemporary artist Rebecca Hackemann
- Works by modern and contemporary artists of the African Diaspora from the Mott-Warsh Collection
- Paintings, drawings, and sculpture in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
- Works in the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College
Also, images from the University of Delaware Library are now featured in the Digital Public Library of America (DLPA).
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has just released Rijksstudio, its new online collection of 125,000 images. You have to register (for free) in order to do much with the site, but it does then allow you to download excellent images of works from the Rijksmuseum’s peerless collection of Dutch art. The site’s Terms and Conditions do permit personal use of its images (e.g., in a Powerpoint presentation) without requiring a fee or special permission, but for commercial or professional use (including publications), you still have to apply to the Rijksmuseum by filling out an online form.