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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Public 400K High-Res Images of Its Collection

Striding lion (ceramics) Mesopotamia, Babylon (modern Hillah) ca. 604–562 B.C.

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially made available 400,000 high-resolution digital images of the collections it currently has in its possession.

Hoping to keep up with other museums, the Metropolitan has created an initiative, called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC), that will “provide access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain.”



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