With the launch of its new Open Content Program – “an initiative to make available, without restrictions, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible” – the Getty has released some 4,600 high-resolution images from the Museum’s collection.
From official press release:
We plan to release many more images of works of art in the public domain over time, both from the Museum’s collection and from the special collections of the Getty Research Institute. We’re conducting a thorough review of copyright and privacy restrictions on our holdings to identify all the images we can make available.
In a future step, we’ll look at additional content we can add to the Open Content Program—both other kinds of images, such as documentation from the Getty Conservation Institute’s field projects around the world, and knowledge resources, such as digital publications and the Getty Vocabularies.