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Rijksmuseum: 125,000 artworks digitally free

Good  copyright news from The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The freshly-launched  Rijks Studio makes more than 125,000 objects from the collection digitally accessible, free of charge for personal or educational purposes. This includes theses, educational material, projects, lectures. Images may be used … Continue reading

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Free National Portrait Gallery images

“The National Portrait Gallery now provides free downloads of a large range of images from its Collection for academic and non-commercial projects through a new web-site facility. Over 53,000 low-resolution images will now be available free of charge to non-commercial … Continue reading

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The Getty Research Portal

The Getty Institute has teamed up with international libraries and museums to provide free online access to art history publications in the public domain. View or download complete digital versions of books and related literature for the study of art, … Continue reading

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Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Artprovides a useful Art History timeline,  funded by the Heilbrunn Foundation. It includes world art maps, thematic essays and contextual  links to art works in the Met’s collections. The Timeline is indexed by chronology, geography, theme, … Continue reading

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David Skingle exhibition

David Skingle Absolute Silence from the Sound on the Right A memorial exhibition of prints and paintings Commercial Road Library Gallery 7 May – 25 May 2012 with thanks to Barbara Skingle curated by Nigel Oxley and Dolores De Sade

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Museum removes copyright restrictions from 10,000+ images

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore USA  has removed copyright restrictions from more than 10,000 images of works in its collections.  These  images are now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) The objects in the internationally renowned collection … Continue reading

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National Gallery of Art Washington; Open Access Images

The NGA has launched an open access policy for digital images of works of art believed to be in the public domain. Lecture-quality images of these works are now available free of charge for commercial or non-commercial use with no … Continue reading

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John Berger

John Berger’s seminal 1972 book ‘Ways of Seeing’ will be featured on Radio 4′s Archive on 4 series. Tim Marlow discusses how the book ,  a perennial art-school text, shook up the art world. The episode is entitled The Politics … Continue reading

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Tatlin’s Tower + Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture

Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealised monument to the Third International a scaled re-recreation by Jeremy Dixon in Annenberg Courtyard at the Royal Academy. Also showing Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination 4 February – 17 June RA Includes striking buildings of English … Continue reading

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Leonardo: technique and conservation

Leonardo’s paintings photographed under the microscope; x-rayed and from the back can be seen in a fascinating edition of the National Gallery’s series of technical bulletins. The bulletin is available in PDF format from the National Gallery website. Of interest … Continue reading

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