Suggested Sites for Public Domain or Creative Commons materials
The following collections are available online and consist of items in the public domain, or under copyright, but with Creative Commons license designations. Images in the public domain are freely available for unrestricted use. Works with a Creative Commons license can be reused under certain restrictions. Be mindful of these rules as you choose images to incorporate into your projects.
If your goal is to use copyrighted materials to establish mood or convey an emotional tone, your use may not fall under allowable Fair Use practices. Consider using materials in the public domain or Creative Commons license instead. The following is a list of recommended sites.
* Be sure to verify any copyright statements or conditions of use before using any materials.
Collection of 200,000+ oil paintings from local and national museum collections in the United Kingdom. The site is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation, and participating museums and collections.
Europeana Art introduces you to artists and artworks from across Europe. Explore over 1 million paintings, drawings, prints and other artworks from European public and private archives, galleries and museums, ranging from ancient Roman sculpture to modern design.