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Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

Category: About Museums
A Claude Monet painting of a muted river scene with the sun setting in the distance over a townscape with two boats on the river.

14 museums in Paris have made digital hi-res copies of artworks available for free to be accessed and reused by anyone whether for commercial use or not.

“What a treasure trove this is. I was particularly happy to see a bunch of work in here from Eugène Atget, chronicler of Parisian streets, architecture, and residents and one of my favorite photographers.”

–Jason Kottke

Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others.

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  1. I am a painter – not a student is this for directors and marketeers only? I also need to know: what is the fee for subscription if artists are also helped in this site?

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