January 17, 2022

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.

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From the Museum’s Announcement

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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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.