The Freer and Sackler Galleries will be releasing their complete collections of Asian and American art online January 1, 2015. The images will be available without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use. The vast majority of the artworks have never been seen by the public. See the complete press release.
The Wellcome Collection in London explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Wellcome Images provides access to over 100,000 images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements. All images from the historical collections are available for any use free of charge.
Approximately 4,600 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum are now available in high resolution on the Getty’s website free of charge to be used for any purpose. Future plans are to make available all content to which the Getty holds all rights or that are in the public domain.