How to find Open Access works online

August 15 2018

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Picture: Europeana

There's an interesting article by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick on Medium showing how easy it is now to find images of artworks that are Open Access; that is, available to use without a fee, however you like. She looks at three collections in the US, and also Europeana, the fantastic resource of European artworks which now has links to over 50 million images online, over half of which are Open Access. 

Sadly, British institutions are nowhere to be seen. There is a way to search for Open Access artworks on ArtUK, but sadly not a single artwork has been listed as such on the site. The UK government makes great claims about digital culture, but at the moment, we're lagging far behind everyone else.

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