Research

Images of Works of Art in Museum Collections: The Experience of Open Access

A Study of 11 Museums

Type: Report
Author
Kristin Kelly
Description
This report details the various approaches of 11 heritage institutions from the US and UK of making available images of public domain works from their collections. The institutions operate within various levels of openness and provide access in many ways, and it details the decision-making process leading to each institution's approach.
Date
2013 June
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows:

This report describes the current approaches of 11 art museums in the United States and the United Kingdom to the use of images of works of art that are in their collections and are in the public domain. Each approach is slightly different. By presenting the thought processes and methods used in these institutions, this report aims to inform the decision making of other museums that are considering open access to images in their collections.

The following museums are included in this study:

  • British Museum, London
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Morgan Library and Museum, New York
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
  • Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Publisher
Council on Library and Information Resources
Place of publication
Washington, DC
ISBN
978-1-932326-45-1
Jurisdiction
United States, United Kingdom
Language
ENG
Size
491 KB, 40 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Cortex Citation:
Kristin Kelly, “Images of Works of Art in Museum Collections: The Experience of Open Access,” Copyright Cortex, accessed November 21, 2017, https://copyrightcortex.org/research/images-of-works-of-art-in-museum-collections-the-experience-of-open-access.