Art Museum Encourages The Public To Download Images For Free
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is in favor of sharing copies of its greatest works.
In times when digital copyright is a matter not to be taken lightly, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam takes a different stance when it comes to digital copies of the works of art housed in its wings. The museum offers high-resolution images of its art to the public for free.
Rijksmuseum's collection includes work by van Gogh and Rembrandt but the museum has no qualms about making high-resolution images of 125,000 of its works available online through its interactive site, Rijksstudio. Through Rijksstudio, anyone can browse through the available images and transform masterpieces into items like t-shirts, pillowcases, iPhone decals, and other things.