Museums & Digital Imaging

I learn via this Open Culture post that Washington’s National Gallery of Art has made thousands of images of artwork freely available online (access via the NGA Images repository)

Also, thanks to an article by Nina Siegal published in the New York Times, entitled ‘Masterworks for One and All’ (link here), I learn that the Rijksmuseum is offering high-resolution images of its collection.

This is great news for everyone – in particular I’m thinking of researchers working on visual and material culture like myself – so I do hope other museums follow this trend.

 

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About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.
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