Museums Victoria collection represents Australia’s cultural history.
Collection’s focus is on history and technology, Australia’s flora and fauna, transport, leisure, public life, migration and cultural diversity topics.
Watercolours, lantern slides, postcards, catalogues, maps, illustrations and paintings are available.
You can stumble upon all sorts of objects, such as Victorian celebrations booklet or postcard from the peak of Kosciusko mountain.
1,114 images on 29/09/2019.
Digital scans vary in quality.
Not all digital scans in this collection are under an open licence. Open licence is applied only to those digital scans where the original work is believed to be in the public domain in Australia. Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.
A. How to find them?
B. Check each image individually:
1. Go to the image page
2. See if there is ‘Public Domain (Licensed as Public Domain Mark)’ notice.
More information by the provider (on the right side):
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 the Museums Victoria is in Australia and guided by Australian copyright law. It applies open licence to digital scans where original works are believed to be in the public domain in Australia.
How to find images which you can reuse in most of the European countries?
There is no filter by date.
You need to 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 not available – you need to do your own online research)
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?’) where you can choose grid view or a list with/without image.
You can change the number of results shown per page.
You can download page results in csv format (metadata only).
Go to the image page:
Artist name, Title, Date. Museums Victoria Collections. Open licence (e.g. CC0 ) + a link
Share your new creative works using hashtags #RevivoStories #MuseumsVictoria @MuseumsVictoria!
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.