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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Try the Getty Search Gateway to Find Neat Historical Images (More Than 85,000 of Them)

A Cow Grazing
Adriaen van de Velde
Image Source: J. Paul Getty Museum
Earlier this year I shared 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum. Now you can find more than 85,000 free images through the Getty Museum's Open Content Program. You can download and re-use the images as long as you give proper attribution for the source of the image (see my image caption for an example).

Use the Getty Search Gateway to find images in the Getty Museum's Open Content Program. The Getty Search Gateway allows you to filter your search according to material type, topic, name, source, and location. Once you find an image, click the image's title to be taken to its landing page where you can learn more about it, get the required attribution information, and learn more about the history of your chosen image.

Applications for Education
The Getty's Open Content Program could be a good source of images to use in art history lessons. The Getty Search Gateway could also be a good place for students to find images to use in multimedia presentations. In fact, I'm going to add it to my list of recommended places for students to find free images.

H/T to Open Culture and Larry Ferlazzo