Getty Research Institute’s Open Content Program

Last week, the Getty Research Institute added more than 77,000 high-resolution images to its Open Content Program.  The Open Content Program was begun by the Getty to provide to the public all digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain. The high-resolution images are available free-of-charge and can be used for any purpose.

After painting by François Boucher

A majority of the images added last week are from the collection Foto Arte Minore: Max Hutzel Photographs of Art and Architecture in Italy, an important collection developed over 30 years by photographer and scholar Max Hutzel. The mostly black-and-white images were taken at locations all over Italy and include lesser-known churches and monuments. The museum also added about 5,000 images of tapestries from the 15th to 18th Centuries from American and European collections.

The Open Content Program currently offers over 87,000 images and can be searched via the Getty Search Gateway.


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