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Images & Copyright
Planning on using images in your paper or presentation? Click on the chart below to see if you have the legal and ethical right to use an image.
Can I Use that Picture? | Curtis Newbold via Visually
Where Can I Find Images?
What is Artstor?
Artstor is a digital image library with over 2 million images from 300 of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists.
Why should I use Artstor to find images?
- Images are high-resolution.
- You can download high-quality image details by zooming into the image.
- Easily browse images by keyword, date, geography and/or classification.
- Images are cleared for educational use.
- Artstor automatically generates citations for images.
How do I use Artstor?
Using Artstor is a great webpage to learn how to use Artstor!
Search the CMA collection online.
The British Museum’s database contains images of almost 2 million objects from the entire Museum collection.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
LACMA has about 20,000 high-res digital downloads for any use.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met recently released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) high-resolution digital Images online that you can download and use for non-commercial use.
This database contains over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives, and libraries.