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Images from museum websites usually require permission or proper credit through citation. It is strongly suggested that you read the terms and conditions, legal, copyright or equivalent sections of each website whose images you use to determine their requirements for permission or citation.
Images in Freely Accessible Websites
Images from freely accessible websites, including government websites, may still require permission or proper credit through citation. It is strongly suggested that you read the terms and conditions, legal, copyright or equivalent sections of each website whose images you use to determine their requirements for permission and citation.
Created by art history professors as a replacement for the traditional art history textbook.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
"This website helps to fulfill the traditional mission of The New York Public Library to select, collect, preserve and make accessible 'the accumulated wisdom of the world, without distinction as to income, religion, nationality, or other human condition.' "
The Picture Collection Online
"The Picture Collection Online (PCO) is a select group of images from The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, Picture Collection."
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
"The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship."
be sure to read "rights information" under ABOUT PPOC to find out which images are freely available for reuse.
Google: Art Project
Searchable collection of high quality images from hundreds of museums and cultural institutions worldwide. Includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and more.