In a press release on May 16, 2014, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative, which allows public access to over 400,000 high resolution images of works in the Met's collection for scholarly purposes!
Images included in the initiative display the acronym OASC and a download arrow. These are works the "Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions...."
|The Merode Altarpiece, one of the artworks in the OASC initiative, |
with the OASC designation highlighted in orange. The download arrow is to the right.
|Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife |
by Jacques Louis David, 1788
|Terracotta volute-krater attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs, c. 450 BCE|
To read more about the Open Access for Scholarly Content, and more about copyright, academic use, and the public domain, visit the Met's Frequently Asked Questions: OASC page!