Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free

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Typical Rikjs museum imageThe trend towards museums scanning and photographing their entire collections, so that they can be viewed online, seems to show no signs of stopping. It's a situation which Google started, by adding a handful of world-famous museum and gallery interiors to its Street View system, and now many other world-famous establishments are keeping the tradition alive.

One of the latest to embrace the digital age is the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, which has just finished uploading high-resolution images of its entire collection of more than 210,000 exhibits. There are masterpieces from the likes of Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as many items that are not so well known. And you are free to browse, search and download as you wish.

To see more, point your web browser at https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection from where you can start your discovery.

 

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There is a wide collection of high resolution art works within Google Art Project - https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
It's a program that brings high quality art works to everyone and is constantly growing.
It's yet another reminder of Google's mission: "To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."

Be nice if they got their js & ks together. Tough enough being an artist in this world as it is so why mess up the best.
Cool deal though.

"One of the latest to embrace the digital age is the Rikjsmuseum in the Netherlands,?

Also a few suggestions :

Museo Del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/

Musée D'Orsay
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Musée Du Louvre
http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage

Thanks Rob for this link to an excelent web site!

Regards, Peter.

Hopefully making collections available online will draw more visits to these museums. The museums generous enough to adopt this approach should at the very least receive some kind of financial support from their government.