Dallas Museum of Art Receives $9 Million Gift, Will Digitize Entire Collection and Make Available Under Open Access
From the Dallas Morning News:
The Dallas Museum of Art on Tuesday announced an anonymous $9 million gift to ensure that regular admission remains free and that the museum’s permanent collection will be fully available online.
$5 million will go to complete the digitization of the museum’s collection of 22,000 objects, by far the largest in North Texas, and create a platform for its universal, free access.
The DMA will release all images, data, and software it creates to the public under Open Access licenses for free personal and educational use.
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