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The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More via Open Culture

July 5th, 2019
While I had posted about this in the past, it looks as if the Getty has expanded their online offerings even further. This is one of the best uses for the Internet — expanding access to physical objects to those who can’t visit the geographic locations where they exist. I know that not everyone lives “down the hill” from the Getty Center like I do and yet can still see these amazing works of art. — Douglas
 
 
A collection first gathered for private investment and consumption (sometimes under a cloud of scandal) has expanded into galleries that millions pass through every year; a Conservation Institute dedicated to preserving the world’s art; and a Research Institute proclaiming a social mission: a devotion to expanding “our knowledge of the history of art, of all countries, of all languages,” according to its director Thomas Gaehtgens, who also says, “a society without art cannot really survive.”

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

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