May 18, 2022

The Getty Research Institute Adds 77,000 Images to Open Content Program Collection

Note: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) launched their Open Content Program last August with 4,600 hi-res images.

Today, we’re reading about GRI making 77,000 more hi-res images available via the OCP.

From the Iris Blog:

The Getty Research Institute has just added more than 77,000 high-resolution images to the Open Content Program from two of its most often-used collections.

The largest part of the new open content release—more than 72,000 photographs—comes from the collection Foto Arte Minore: Max Hutzel photographs of art and architecture in Italy. Foto Arte Minore represents the life’s work of photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1911–1988), who photographed the art and architecture of Italy for 30 years. In recent years, the interdisciplinary use of these photographs has exposed their historiographic significance and their unrealized research potential. Yet to this day, the majority of these photographs remain unknown to scholars.


Also being added to the Open Content Program today are 4,930 images representing tapestries dating from the late 15th to the late 18th century that are in European and American collections. These primarily black and white study photographs—many of which are historic in nature—constitute one of the few comprehensive visual resources for the study of tapestries. In many cases, these photographs are the only documentation of tapestries that have been very little studied, or in other cases, are long lost.

Read the Complete Blog Post (Including a Sampling of Images Just Added to the OCP)

See Also: Getty Trust Launches Open Content Program With 4,600 Hi-Res Images Now Free to Use, More Images Coming Soon (August 13, 2013)

About Gary Price

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