The digital surrogates currently featured in this Image Bank have been selected from the Open/No risk and Low risk categories of the online exhibition Display At Your Own Risk (DAYOR). DAYOR is a research-led exhibition experiment featuring digital surrogates of public domain works made available by cultural institutions of international repute. DAYOR examines the path a public domain object takes through digitisation and considers whether a work’s status—and the authorship norms associated with that work—should change simply because a digital surrogate has been created, which some institutions view as a new and independent asset.
You can learn more about Display At Your Own Risk and other works featured in the exhibition at displayatyourownrisk.org.
The images we use in the Image Bank will change sometime soon. (Keep checking to see when.)