Monday, May 13, 2013

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Allows High-Def Art Mashups

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the world's leading museums, has launched a ground-breaking online collection sharing tool, Rijks Studio.
The museum invites the public to create and share their own favorites sets, and use the high-resolution images in creative ways, free of copyright. You can even zoom in on the images and save a detail of a larger work in your set. With 125,000 masterpieces to browse, from Rembrandt to Vermeer to lesser known or unknown artists, the museum's web site offers a breathtaking selection.

According to, the museum's Director of Collections, Taco Dibbits, says:
"The Rijksmuseum is a museum for and of everyone, and with the launch of Rijks Studio we are excited to share the extensive collection with art lovers around the world using the latest digital technology. We created Rijks Studio based on the belief that the collection of the Rijksmuseum belongs to us all."
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