The Art Institute of Chicago Public Domain Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago has announced a redesign of its website, which entails the opening of its digital archive to the masses. Now, anyone will be able to download, print, or use its new public domain collection of 52,438 artworks and counting.

The images are registered under the “no rights reserved” or Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means they can be downloaded and remixed for free without attribution.

Additionally, the Art Institute of Chicago has improved its site’s image viewing capabilities, which now enable visitors to zoom in even closer to the high-res artworks.

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