November 26, 2015

More Open Content! Sweden’s LSH Publishes 40,000 Images Under Open Licenses

From the OpenGLAM Blog:

This week, Sweden’s Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle, and The Hallwyl Museum (LSH) released approximately 40,000 images under open licenses on their website. They are the second Swedish museums, after the Nordic Museum, to make this leap, thus placing them next to other OpenGLAM institutions such as the United States National Gallery of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the Central Art Archives Finland.

These three museums, which join together to create one unit maintained by the Swedish government, is funded by the tax payers of Sweden.


Web visitors can browse the freely licensed collections, which fall under CC BY ACC BY SA, and public domain licenses, through a custom “open” focused search. The open collection consists of approximately 40,000 images, with a quarter of the collection being available in high resolution. More high resolution images will be made available in the future. The collection ranges from fine art to weaponry from around the world.

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