“The Getty Research Institute recently partnered with the Artstor Digital Library to digitize and make available approximately 1,500 selections from the Alexander Liberman photography archive, from the series “Artists and Personalities.” These selections from the archive, which holds nearly 150,000 items, were inspired by Liberman’s publications, most notably The Artist in His Studio. The images are available now both via Artstor, a subscription database for research and teaching, and the Research Institute’s digital collections.” (via The Getty Iris)
“The Getty Museum offers a treasure trove of educational videos about art history and art-making. Our YouTube channel features topics ranging from the mummification process (in all its gory glory) to the making of intricate and colorful medieval manuscripts. I’m happy to announce that dozens of these videos will now be featured by the Khan Academy, a non-profit that seeks to provide free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. As a first step, today more than 80 videos, created primarily by the Museum’s Collection Information and Access department, have been released on Khan Academy’s website. Moving forward, we will work with Khan Academy’s art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, to create new videos, critical-thinking exercises, and quizzes.” (via The Getty Iris)
“Imagine being able to pore over a sketchbook by Jacques-Louis David in minute detail, to investigate Mayan, Aztec, and Zapotec ruins in Mexico, or to study the costumes and social mores at Versailles. All of these things are possible with today’s addition to the Open Content Program, which includes 5,400 artwork images from the collections of the Getty Research Institute—bringing the total number of available images to over 10,000.” (via The Getty Iris)
“Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. The initial focus of the Open Content Program is to make available all images of public domain artworks in the Getty’s collections. Today we’ve taken a first step toward this goal by making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.” (via The Getty Iris)
“Have you ever taken a photo and posted it on Flickr in the hopes that you would be able to license it and make some money off of it? Well thousands of users have done that and today, Getty Images announced that it catalogued its 500,000th Flickr from its database. Over three years ago, Flickr announced that it was partnering with Getty Images. At the time, Flickr’s General Manager Kakul Srivastava said the partnership was a “testimony to the Flickr community of photographers who have influenced the aesthetics of photography with authentic, creative and cutting-edge images which will now be available to Getty Images’ customers around the world.” The deal was that this initiative would create the first commercial licensing opportunity for photo-enthusiasts in the Flickr community.
via The Next Web.