The Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, art galleries and artists to make the best art available for reproduction. The result is an outstanding archive of images drawn from collections throughout the world. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections. Fine art is just one of the sources of images; design, antiques, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artifacts and many others also feature in the collection.
Search Google to Find Images for Educational Use
Do a Google search for the subject/topic of interest
Go to Images
Select Tools located under the right side of the search bar
Select Usage Rights
Select labeled for noncommercial reuse
Keep in mind that, ultimately, it is the user's responsibility to understand and comply with any copyright restrictions!
A collaboration between Google and museums, both large and small, from over 40 countries worldwide providing more than 40,000 high resolution images of works of art. Many allow the user to zoom in and examine the work at brushstroke level.
A general search will yield items that are in the public domain as well as works protected under copyright law. To the right of the search bar, the user can limit the search to only items in the public domain. Only items in the public domain can be downloaded.
Thousands of images of public domain works in the gallery's collection are available for immediate download through the gallery's website. In some cases, presentation size images are also available. Note that not all works have an image available for download. At present, there is no way to limit a search to public domain works only.
"The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people." Rights assessment is the user's responsibility. If the image is in the public domain, the rights advisory will read " no known restrictions on publication".