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National Gallery of Art

More than 51,000 works in the public domain

The Met Collection

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.

Asian Art Museum

Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.

The Mexican Museum

The mission of The Mexican Museum is to voice the complexity and richness of Latino art and culture throughout the Americas, and to engage and facilitate dialogue among the broadest public.

Art Institute of Chicago
More than 50,000 images of works in the collection

Belvedere, Vienna
Roughly half of an 18,600-strong collection, including the world-famous group of works by Klimt and Schiele

Cleveland Art Museum
30,000 works from the collection

Harvard Art Museums
More than 200,000 images available from the university’s collections of 250,000 objects

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
More than 100,000 images from the museum and the Getty Research Center archives

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Millions of images from the national archives

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Nearly 20,000 images from the collections

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Access to more than 50,000 works

Munch Museet, Norway
One of the world’s largest single-artist collections: 1,150 paintings and some 18,000 prints, free to download

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Around 30,000 images from New Zealand’s state collections

Národní galerie Praha
The Czech Republic’s national collections in Prague

Nationalmuseet Danmark

More than 50,000 images from 20 institutions across Denmark

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
6,000 images – most of the collection – via Wikimedia Commons

New York Public Library
180,000 items, free to share and reuse

Paris Musées
320,000 images from 14 Parisian institutions, including the Petit Palais and the Catacombs

Pinakotheken, Munich
More than 10,000 works from the Bavarian State Paintings Collections – free to download and reuse

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Full access to out-of-copyright works. Strong on Munich-based painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Around 15,000 works (of a quarter of a million) have been photographed in hi-res, with all public domain images free to download and use

Wellcome Collection, London
Thousands of archival images from the science collections at the museum and library

Yale University
Some 250,000 images from the university collections, including the Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art

NASA Image and Video Library 

  • NASA has extensive image and video galleries online, including historic images, current missions, astronomy pictures, Earth images and ways to search for NASA images. Generally, each mission and program has a video and image collection on the topic page. For example, Space Station videos can be found at here Content can also be found on NASA's extensive social media channels.

NOAA Photo Library 

  • "The collection includes thousands of weather and space images, hundreds of images of shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from whales to the most minute plankton."

Art Libraries Society of North America 

  • This organization represents the concerns and interests of art librarians.

The Association for Art History (AAH) 

  • This organization is a national organization that focuses on art history and is based in the United Kingdom.

The International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA) 

  • This is a national organization that focuses on Research in Art History and the sharing of information and research between institutes. The organization is also based in Paris.

National Art Education Association 

  • The mission of the National Art Education Association is to "champions creative growth and innovation by equitably advancing the tools and resources for a high-quality visual arts, design, and media arts education throughout diverse populations and communities of practice."

National Art Education Association (NAEA) 

  • This is a national organization focuses on Art education, specifically for Visual Arts and Design Education Professionals. This organization is based in the United States.

Triangle Arts and Entertainment 

  • This is a North Carolina based organization that focuses on local theatre, dance, music, and the arts.

Tri State Sculptors 

  • This organization focuses on sculptors and was created by sculptors of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It has sense expended to representing more south eastern portions of US.