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Metropolitan launches digital library

by Ilgaz Gökırmaklı, Turkey
14.02.2017
The latest stop of the digital revolution at the Metropolitan Museum: "Use, comment, share".

Do you remember the days before the music that we can easily reach in digital media from the phone cameras? 

You may have difficulty remembering, which is normal, because now everything we want is just a few clicks away.

Now, the art world also benefits from these technological improvements and accessibility.

After Oxford University's free access to the moon library was opened, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has now announced that all public open images in its collections will be shared under the CC0 (Creative Commons - Creative Drawings).

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Vincent Van Gogh | Wheat Field with Cypresses
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Chen Mingxia | Calligraphy
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Claude Monet | Garden at Sainte-Adresse
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Juan Gris | Still Life with a Guitar

With that, the museum has made a call to all users to use, re-interpret, share its archive of works.

Thus, we will now be able to download tables of famous painters such as Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, Greek sculptures and Chinese calligraphy samples (free of charge) to their computers. 

There is only one requirement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that opens up a collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital photos: "Use it for scientific purposes, not commercial."

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