On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website. It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.
we want to encourage the book and paper conservation community to share its vast stores of information, but in an easy and painless way. In-depth articles published in peer-reviewed journals are critical for our profession, but we believe there is also a place for shorter articles about conservation treatments and techniques, innovations and whatever else could be helpful to you in your role as a protector of cultural heritage. These articles are worthy of being made available to the public – for free – and that’s where we come in. You’re busy, so we publish useful, practical, interesting information in an easily digestible format and size.
What artists see when they visit The Met.
The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.