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National Gallery of Art Unveils NGA IMAGES – Open Access Images from the Collection

NGA IMAGES, A NEW COLLECTION IMAGE RESOURCE, AND OPEN ACCESS POLICY LAUNCHED BY NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2012-The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at http://images.nga.gov. This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, share, and download images believed to be in the public domain.

“As the Gallery marks its 71st anniversary, it is fitting that we introduce NGA Images and an accompanying open access policy, which underscore the Gallery’s mission and national role in making its collection images and information available to scholars, educators, and the general public,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. “In turn this supports research, teaching, and personal enrichment; promotes interdisciplinary research; and nurtures an appreciation of all that inspires great works of art.”

Many of the open access images have been digitized with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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