The Walters Museum in Baltimore just announce that they uploaded 19,000 high-resolutions images of works in their collection, along with accompanying meta-data, to Wikipedia today. This follows a similar announcement from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., who launched a website that hosts over 20,000 images of works from their collection. From the National Gallery’s site, users are able to download publishable quality images and are free to use these images for either personal or commercial uses. It’s about time! Let’s hope this is a trend.
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