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 the U.S. Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.
How to find them?
There is no filter to find images by date of creation/publishing.
You need to check each image individually:
1. Go to the image page
2. See if there is a ‘Public domain’ mark below it and if you have a permission to download an image
If yes, the image is under an open licence.
More information on open access policy by the provider:
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 Yale University Art Gallery 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 the main page
2. On the left side menu choose ‘Date made’ up to the 20th century (please note, this is a creation/publication date, and not a death date of the author, which is needed for copyright checks)
Search results you get are now more likely to be in the public domain in most of the European countries (where images are published before 1949).
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?’). Use the filters on the left size for:
Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’). You can sort the search results in various ways. You can view as thumbnails only or list with details.
Go to the image page. Click on an image to see full screen.
Go to the image page. Here you can see the author, title, date, culture, period, classification and bibliography.
1. Go to the image page.
2. You have two options to download an image.
Artist name, Title, Date. Yale University Art Gallery. 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.