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The public now has digital access to nearly 30,000 pieces of artwork from Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art launches open access to nearly 30,000 artworks through digital initiative
Posted at 2:13 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 14:13:21-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Museum of Art announced Wednesday that it will make as many as 30,000 pieces of art available online for the public as part of the museum's Open Access Movement.

Through this new initiative, the public will have the ability to share, remix and reuse images from the museum's collection. There is now information available on 61,000 additional artworks, both those in the public domain and those with copyright restrictions.

“The CMA’s Open Access program brings our mission ‘for the benefit of all the people forever into the digital age,” said William Griswold, a director at the CMA, in a news release.

The digital collection includes high-resolution images in both JPG and TIF formats. Within the online catalog, each image offers rich metadata with inclusion of authored text, exhibition history and bibliographic information.

The Red Kerchief, Claude Monet. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The entire CMA's collection to research, study and download images here.