In the last few years, several major museums and libraries have instituted an open access policy by designating most or all of the public domain art in their collections with a creative commons license making them available for use for any purpose with no restrictions attached.

We sort through and aggregate the best of these images in one location to make them easy to discover and download.

Some of our sources include:

The Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mia’s collection contains over 50,000 works in the Public Domain that can be copied,
modified and distributed without asking permission.
More info here.

Art Institute of Chicago
They offer free, unrestricted use of over 50,000 images in the public domain.
More info here.

Rijksmuseum
Free Access to over 360,000 images in the public domain
More info here.

The Belvedere
The Belvedere makes available free print-quality images of art works no longer protected by copyright.
More info here.

The Met
The Met provides access to over 406,000 images of public-domain works free to use, share, and remix—without restriction.
More info here.

Dallas Museum of Art
Allows all works believed to be in the public domain to be freely downloaded, shared, repurposed, and remixed without restriction.
More info here.

Barnes Foundation
The Barnes foundation provides access to digital images of more than 2,000 works of art under an open access policy.
More info here.

Yale University Art Gallery
Free access to thousands of public domain images in the Gallery’s collection.
More info here.

Birmingham Museums Trust
Nearly 2,500 images from across the eight municipal collections looked after by the trust. More are gradually being added.
More info here.

Cleveland Art Museum
Images of about 30,000 public-domain artworks from the CMA’s collection can be reused without asking permission.
More info here.

J. Paul Getty Museum
Over 100,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute are available through their Open Content Program
More info here.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA provides high resolution images of about 20,000 public domain works in its collection free of charge
and for use without restriction
More info here.

Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library provides free, no restriction access to thousands of public domain images through their Digital Commonwealth Website.
More info here.

National Museum in Krakow
Public domain images in their collection have been designated with a CC0 license, making them available to download for any purpose.
More info here.

Library of Congress
The largest library in the world provides free access to millions of images in its collections under an open license policy.
More info here.

Finnish National Gallery
Copyright-free works from the Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums can be freely downloaded for any purpose.
More info here

Smithsonian
Free access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D items from their collections.
More info here.

Saint Louis Art Museum
Any Public-domain Content in their collection can be used without restriction.
More info here.

Slovak National Gallery
Digital reproductions of public domain artworks from the Slovak National Gallery and several other galleries
are available for download in high resolution for both personal and commercial use.
More info here.

Clark Art Institute
The Clark provides open access to all their public domain images. These images may be used for any purpose.
More info here

Mauritshuis
The entire collection of the Mauritshuis is available to download in high resolution.
You can use the images for publications, to share with others or to produce inspiring new products.
More info here.

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Provides open access to over 160,000 volumes in their collection
More info here

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Provides Free Access to 30,000 High-Resolution Images from Te Papa’s digital collections with no copyright restrictions
More info here.

National Museum, Norway
Public Domain images in their collection can be freely used for any purpose.
More info here

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Open Access Images in their collection are available to download and reproduce for any use, non-commercial or commercial.
More info here

National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for more than 51,000 public domain works in its collection.
More info here.

Wien Museum
Images in their Open Content program can be shared, reused, and modified for all purposes without asking for permission (including commercial use)
More info here

Paris Musées
Free, no restriction access to 150,000 digital reproductions in High Definition of works in the City’s museums.
More info here.

Kunstmuseum Basel
Free download of over 4,100 public domain works in its collection
More info here.

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Over 6,000 high-resolution images of the museum’s most popular paintings are available for download and can be used freely for all purposes.
More info here.

New York Public Library
More than 180,000 of the items in their Digital Collections can be shared and reused with no permission required.
More info here

Thorvaldsen Museum
All Public Domain images in their collection can be downloaded, shared, published, and altered without permission.
More info here

The Yale Center for British Art
The Center which houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom provides free access to public domain images in its collection.
More info here

The Thiel Gallery
Public Domain images in their collection can be freely used for any purpose.
More info here

Amsterdam Heritage Museums
Public domain images from the Amsterdam Museum/Museum Willet-Holthuysen, the Biblical Museum/Cromhouthuis and Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder can be downloaded and reused for free.
More info here

Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection provides access to over 100,000 science, medical, and art images under a Creative Commons license.
More info here.

Munch Museet
Features thousands of free to download images from Norwegian Artists.
More info here.

The National Museum in Warsaw
One of the largest museums in Poland provides free downloads of Public domain images in its collection.
More info here

In the last few years, several major museums and libraries have instituted an open access policy by designating most or all of the public domain art in their collections with a creative commons license making them available for use for any purpose with no restrictions attached.

We sort through and aggregate the best of these images in one location to make them easy to discover and download.

Some of our sources include:

The Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mia’s collection contains over 50,000 works in the Public Domain that can be copied,
modified and distributed without asking permission.
More info here.

Art Institute of Chicago
They offer free, unrestricted use of over 50,000 images in the public domain.
More info here.

Rijksmuseum
Free Access to over 360,000 images in the public domain
More info here.

The Belvedere
The Belvedere makes available free print-quality images of art works no longer protected by copyright.
More info here.

The Met
The Met provides access to over 406,000 images of public-domain works free to use, share, and remix—without restriction.
More info here.

Dallas Museum of Art
Allows all works believed to be in the public domain to be freely downloaded, shared, repurposed, and remixed without restriction.
More info here.

Barnes Foundation
The Barnes foundation provides access to digital images of more than 2,000 works of art under an open access policy.
More info here.

Yale University Art Gallery
Free access to thousands of public domain images in the Gallery’s collection.
More info here.

Birmingham Museums Trust
Nearly 2,500 images from across the eight municipal collections looked after by the trust. More are gradually being added.
More info here.

Cleveland Art Museum
Images of about 30,000 public-domain artworks from the CMA’s collection can be reused without asking permission.
More info here.

J. Paul Getty Museum
Over 100,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute are available through their Open Content Program
More info here.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA provides high resolution images of about 20,000 public domain works in its collection free of charge
and for use without restriction
More info here.

Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library provides free, no restriction access to thousands of public domain images through their Digital Commonwealth Website.
More info here.

Library of Congress
The largest library in the world provides free access to millions of images in its collections under an open license policy.
More info here.

Finnish National Gallery
Copyright-free works from the Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums can be freely downloaded for any purpose.
More info here

Smithsonian
Free access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D items from their collections.
More info here.

Saint Louis Art Museum
Any Public-domain Content in their collection can be used without restriction.
More info here.

Slovak National Gallery
Digital reproductions of public domain artworks from the Slovak National Gallery and several other galleries
are available for download in high resolution for both personal and commercial use.
More info here.

Clark Art Institute
The Clark provides open access to all their public domain images. These images may be used for any purpose.
More info here

Mauritshuis
The entire collection of the Mauritshuis is available to download in high resolution.
You can use the images for publications, to share with others or to produce inspiring new products.
More info here.

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Provides open access to over 160,000 volumes in their collection
More info here

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Provides Free Access to 30,000 High-Resolution Images from Te Papa’s digital collections with no copyright restrictions
More info here.

National Museum, Norway
Public Domain images in their collection can be freely used for any purpose.
More info here

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Open Access Images in their collection are available to download and reproduce for any use, non-commercial or commercial.
More info here

National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for more than 51,000 public domain works in its collection.
More info here.

Wien Museum
Images in their Open Content program can be shared, reused, and modified for all purposes without asking for permission (including commercial use)
More info here

Paris Musées
Free, no restriction access to 150,000 digital reproductions in High Definition of works in the City’s museums.
More info here.

Kunstmuseum Basel
Free download of over 4,100 public domain works in its collection
More info here.

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Over 6,000 high-resolution images of the museum’s most popular paintings are available for download and can be used freely for all purposes.
More info here.

New York Public Library
More than 180,000 of the items in their Digital Collections can be shared and reused with no permission required.
More info here

The Yale Center for British Art
The Center which houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom provides free aceess to public domain images in its collection.
More info here

The Thiel Gallery
Public Domain images in their collection can be freely used for any purpose.
More info here

Amsterdam Heritage Museums
Public domain images from the Amsterdam Museum/Museum Willet-Holthuysen, the Biblical Museum/Cromhouthuis and Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder can be downloaded and reused for free.
More info here

Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection provides access to over 100,000 science, medical, and art images under a Creative Commons license.
More info here.

Munch Museet
Features thousands of free to download images from Norwegian Artists.
More info here.

The National Museum in Warsaw
One of the largest museums in Poland provides free downloads of Public domain images in its collection.
More info here