On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it’s releasing images from its collection for the public to use freely:
“As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you’re an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction.”
That’s right, without restriction. Use them in your own artwork! Use them for research! Or just enjoy a virtual trip to the museum.
Here’s the link to the collection. Public domain images are marked as such on the image page, and you can also filter to only public domain images. Happy browsing!