4,600 Getty Museum images enter public domain

The Getty Museum is offering some 4,600 images in its catalog of content for people to freely download and use with credit

OPEN CONTENT. Young Woman in a Rocking Chair, study for the painting The Last Evening by Jacques Joseph Tissot. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program

MANILA, Philippines – Thanks to the growing interest in making information free for people online, The Getty Museum is stepping up to the plate, offering some 4,600 images in its catalog of content for people to freely use with credit.

Launched on August 12, the Open Content Program of the J. Paul Getty Trust allows the 4,600 pieces of content, whether they be artwork, manuscripts, or photographs, to be downloaded online for any purpose without the need to ask permission.

Whether it’s a Monet, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, or any other image from the available pieces, all they ask is for appropriate credit to be given.

In the age of digital availability, its classic art such as the ones being offered by The Getty Museum that may get the biggest, most meaningful boost of all from becoming more accessible. – Rappler.com