May 24, 2022

Now Live: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art Release Complete Hi-Res Digitized Collection (40,000 Works) Online

Note: The new Open F|S database (Phase One) from the smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art went live earlier today. We first shared background about what’s now live two weeks ago in this infoDOCKET post.

Direct to Open F|S Database

From the Open F|S Website:

With more than 40,000 works being made available for high-resolution download—expanding regularly with our new acquisitions—you can explore the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art from anywhere in the world, whenever you like.

Images can be used for all non-commercial purposes.

Direct to Open F|S Database

A2015-01-01_09-16-14dditional Background and Information

  • “Open F|S: Digital Zero” by Courtney OCallaghan, Chief Digital Officer at Freer and Sackler Galleries (via Bento Blog; December 15, 2014)

See Also: Additional Research Resources from the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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