Free Images, Free Photos, and Free Art, Many from Museums


The Cleveland Museum of Art, Open Access Collection

The British Museum

Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), the National Gallery of Denmark

Metropolitan Museum of Art!?searchField=All&showOnly=openAccess&sortBy=relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0

National Gallery of Art

Rijksmuseum and Open Access Rijksstudio

The Walters Museum

Museum of Natural History’s newly digitized archives

Getty Museum « Open Culture Open Culture

Digital Comic Museum:

Artstor Public Collections

Chicago Art Institute

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes makes the images available without charge for any use, commercial or non-commercial. Go to the online collection.

The Getty - Open Content Program
The Getty makes images available without charge where Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain and for any purpose. No permission is required. Select "Open Content Images" at Getty Search Gateway.

NGA Images (National Gallery of Art

New York Public Library Digital Collections

New York Public Library:

Sweden’s Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle, and The Hallwyl Museum (LSH)

Wellcome Images 


The British Library Flickr Commons Photostream 

Over 1,000,000 images are available under Creative Commons license taken from books.

Internet Archive Book Images

Over 5,000,000 images available under Creative Commons license.

Library of Congress Public Domain images

Images are believed to be in the public domain, but it's the responsibility of the user,to verify.