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Art History: Digital Images

Guide to resources in art history.

Digital Images through Museum Websites

Remember to check museum websites for digital images.  The quality of these images will be better than most you will find on the open web.  And remember to always cite your images, no matter where you find them!  

Digital Images Resources

Digital Copyright

Digital Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum Initiative

Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website ( with the acronym OASC.