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NGA Images at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art created a portal to over 45,000 digital images with the open access designation.   The images may be downloaded and used free of charge.  The terms of use include the works held by the National Gallery that exist in the public domain. Some pieces in the collection are still under copyright restriction. The goal of the open access designation is to promote scholarship, research and pleasure in the arts.  Established in 1937 by a gift of Andrew Mellon, the National Gallery’s collection sought to create a national art museum on par with the national museums such as the Louvre.  Items in the collection include works by Lippi, van Eyck, da Vinci and Bernini among others.