Städel Museum

08/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/21/2020 05:35

Creative Commons: The Städel Museum offers free access to more than 22,000 artworks

The Städel Museum has now made more than 22,000 works in its Digital Collection available for free downloading under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 4.0. This licence enables anyone interested in art to reproduce and share the images of artworks in the public domain, as well as to use and process them for any purpose, provided the Städel Museum is identified in a credit line. Popular works in the Städel collection, for example Sandro Botticelli's Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as a Nymph) (ca. 1480), Franz Marc's Dog Lying in the Snow (ca. 1911), Paula Modersohn-Becker's Man Lying beneath a Blossoming Tree (1903), Rembrandt's Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Wall (1639), Johannes Vermeer's The Geographer (1669) and many more are thus available for free downloading by way of the Digital Collection. Entirely in keeping with the wishes of the museum's founder, the aim of this new service is to make the Städel collection available to the public and further the public enjoyment of common cultural assets.

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