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Google Art Project

The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and some of the world's most acclaimed art museums. Powered by a broad, connected suite of Google technologies, the world's great works of art and museums are now within reach to an unprecedented global audience.

See Google Art Project's You Tube Channel for more information on getting started.

Open access image collections on the web

The internet abounds in collections of images, organized and made available online. Websites range from those of institutions, such as museums, foundations, and libraries, that have digitized their collections, to personal sites put up by collectors or hobbyists or art lovers who wish to share their interests.  Especially in the latter case, care must be taken to make sure that images are good quality and do not break copyright rules.

The following collections of digital images are freely accessible to the public and comprise a representative selection of the many such sites that can be found online.