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Open Educational Resources - Art: Open Images

Open Educational Resources Guide Key

 Open - free to use and repurpose

 Free - free to use

 Affordable - available at low cost

 Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty

Getty Images


Getty Open Content Images allows users to search over 10,000 images from Getty Museum and Research Institute collections; images made available for download.


Welcome Images

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Wellcome Images contains a wide range of images with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. Specific holdings include Tibetan Buddhist paintings, Persian books and images from genetics and neuroscience.


National Public Radio - Arts & Life

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National Public Radio: Arts and Life:

National Public Radio’s Arts and Life page includes links to photographs and paintings from various artists.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Images

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes. From a 12-megapixel scan ofRembrandt’s 1660 self-portrait to over 18,000 photos spanning almost two centuries.

Open Culture

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Open Culture contains links to hundreds of free audio books, ebooks, textbooks, movies as well as thousands of MOOCs and online courses. Also included are links to free language lessons, art images, author recordings and music.


Shared Shelf Commons

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Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images from libraries, archives, and museums around the world. Users can zoom, print, export, and share images.

free open

Rijks Studio

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Rijks Studio at Rijksmuseum

Rijks Studio allows users to create their own “sets” of Rijksmuseum works from artwork in the museum’s collections. Users can make their own personalized products, from tattoos to wallpaper to smart phone skins. Users must complete free registration.

free  open