Free Image Resources For The Discerning Creative

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
400,000+ high-res images available

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently made their online database available to download high res. Have a look at their license information and make sure to use within the rights!

Google Cultural Institute
Art Project

Google's virtual museum has a some very useful image resources. The 'Art Project' features some of the world's most famous artworks, some images are even available in gigapixel!!

Life Of Pix
Free stock photographs and images

Life of Pix is a great site for free high resolution images that are free to use for personal/commercial use. Have a look at a Design Assembly's great article as well for more great resources!

Online Photography Archive

Shorpy is a weird and wonderful place to find historical images. It's a great resource and every image is inspiring in it's own way. The Shorpy archive also sell fine art prints of most images.

Memory of the Netherlands
Online heritage collections - paintings, drawings, stamps, sound and pictures

Memory of the Netherlands is an online image library where you can view the collections of museums, archives and libraries. The image library provides access to digitized heritage of over a hundred institutions, offering stunning footage including photographs, sculptures, paintings , bronzes, ceramics, modern art, drawings, stamps, posters and newspaper clippings. 

Papers Past
3million+ pages of digitised NZ newspapers & periodicals

Papers Past contains digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 93 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

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