13 artworks by DAG Museums are now “Open Access” !

The OpenGLAM world [galleries, libraries, archives, museums] just got richer by 13 historic artworks from India thanks to the folks at DAG Museums. Now that might sound like a small number, but for India, this is a huge step towards providing Open Access.

These high-resolution artworks have been released by DAG as part of India’s first ever GIF-IT-UP Challenge. These are now free for you to download and use as you wish, without any fear of breaking copyright laws. The CC by SA license allows you to use and alter an image even for commercial purposes, as long as you give credit and license your new work under the identical terms.

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The images include works by important Indian artists from the DAG Museums collection : Benode Behari Mukherjee, Chittoprasad, Surendranath Kar, Jogesh Chander Seal to name a few; and span different mediums – oil painting, prints, woodcuts and watercolours. We can’t wait to see what you create ! Take a look at the artworks here :

1. A Bengal woodcut

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