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The MET Open Access Art & Film Collections
The MET: Search the Open Access Collection
"Explore more than 406,000 hi-res images of public-domain works from the The Met collection, all of which can be downloaded, shared, and remixed without restriction." Filter by Object Type/Material, Geographic Location, Date/Era, Department.
The MET: Open Access Policy and Thematic Sets
Images of Artworks in public domain and under copyright or other restrictions.
From the Vaults: The MET's Film Archive
Weekly selections from The Met's extensive moving-image archive. Take a look back and enjoy the free one-hundred-years old collection of films on a variety of topics, with a duration from 3 min to 1 hour.
The MET 150th Anniversary
Celebrating the Met's anniversary throughout 2020 with online exhibitions, galleries, events, interviews, films and new ways to connect with art.
Free Streaming Videos & Media
Free access to documentary films in various categories: art, biography, culture, health, history, religion, science, and more.
BING: Videos & News
Filter Videos by Source (Vimeo, YouTube, CBS, CNN, MTV, and more) and Price (free, paid) to find out which of the material is open access.
Smithsonian Open Access
"Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo."
Paid content: masterclasses, documentaries, interviews, content that can entertain, educate and inform; thousands of videos from top artists and producers at an affordable subscription. Free content: film trailers.
Discover inspiring cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries, archives, exhibitions, old maps, and more.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Discover 41,000,000+ images, texts, videos & sounds from across the U.S. libraries, archives, museums.
Library of Congress - Digital Collections
"The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office."
Filter Images by License (creative commons, public domain, and more) to find out which of the material is open access.
"Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Wikimedia Commons is free."
Smithsonian Image Gallery
2.8 million images "from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives and the National Zoo," all released into the public domain.
Pixabay hosts over 1.8 million high quality images and videos with public domain licenses.
Flickr has millions of CC images that you can use (with attribution). Simply filter your search results by license type. Use the 'Share' option to embed images with proper CC attribution.
"Over 1 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers." Searchable by topics.
Red Stag has created a list of 85 Free Stock Photo Websites.