Metropolitan Museum initiative provides free access to 400,000 digital images

(16 May 2014, New York)  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis. This initiative is called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC).

Read the announcement here.