The DAC collection consists primarily of works of art on paper, but it also includes a small number of paintings.
Here you can find chiefly European prints from the 16th through the 19th centuries, American prints before c. 1900, and other works.
Collection includes works by Dürer and Northern and Italian Renaissance artists, Rembrandt and his contemporaries, Goya, nineteenth-century French painter-printmakers such as Manet and Millet and American artists.
There are also about 600 Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts.
1. Visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/collection/index.html.
2. Click on ‘Search the DAC Collection’.
3. Click on ‘Image group’ above.
Now you can click on ‘Image groups’ to get a better idea of the collection.
All digital scans in DAC Open Access Image collection are under an open licence. Open licence is applied to those digital scans where the original work is believed to be in the public domain in the U.S. Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.
Each image individually is also marked with ‘DAC Open Access Image’ notice.
Not all original works in this collection, which are under an open licence and available to download in high resolution, are in the public domain in the European countries.
This is because Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University is in the U.S. and guided by the copyright law of the U.S. It applies open licence to digital scans where original works are believed to be in the public domain in the U.S.
How to find images which you can reuse in most of the European countries?
Focus on older content:
1. Go to Advanced Search
2. Narrow down search results up to 1949
Search results you get are now more likely to be in the public domain in most of the European countries.
Now, after you limited results, check each image individually:
1. Go to the image page
2. Identify all the authors and contributors
3. Find the death date of the last living author (dates are available)
If the last living author has passed away more than 70 years ago, most likely, his/her works are in the public domain in most of the European countries.
However, if you intend to use images for commercial purposes you might want to do additional checks to assess any risk.
Please note, it is always your personal responsibility to make sure the original work is out of copyright in all countries where you distribute your new creative works. The supplier of the digital scan cannot guarantee this.
Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’). Here you can choose:
Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’). Use the ‘Advanced search’ form to sort images in various ways.
You can view results as:
You can also view results by image groups.
Go to ‘Image groups’ to see curated sets of images.
Go to the image page. Click on ‘View zoomable image.
Go to the image page where you can see:
1. Go to the image page. See DAC open access image bar.
2. Choose between:
3. To download, control click or right click on a link, then select ‘Download’ or ‘Save link’ or similar choice in your web browser.
Artist name, Title, Date. Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Open licence (e.g. CC0 ) + a link
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Attribution guidelines are based on goodwill. They are not legally binding, but they are a secret way how to:
– Say ‘thank you’ to the most friendly for creators museums, archives and libraries.
– Encourage the release of new open collections for creativity.
– Inform and equip your fellow creators with new powers.