As a part of the lead up to Open Access week here is a post about 10,000 images just put into creative commons, means no copyright and you can do what you want with the images. From AWOL
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.
The Walters Art Museum announced this week that it has removed copyright restrictions from more than 10,000 Images. Those images are now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
Collections at the Walters relating to antiquity include:
- Art of the Ancient Americas
- Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia
- Art of Ancient Greece
- Art of the Ancient Near East
- Art of Byzantium and Early Russia
- Art of China
- Art of India
If you have ever had to deal with copy right then you will know how hard it is to get images to use for papers or reports. This is pretty amazing stuff and I am glad they are making it available free of charge.