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Walters Art Museum on Wikimedia Commons

posted May 9, 2012, 7:47 AM by Jesse Henderson   [ updated May 9, 2012, 7:50 AM ]
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has donated more than 19,000 freely-licensed images of artworks to Wikimedia Commons. The Walters’ collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The images and their associated information will join our collection of more than 12 million freely usable media files, which serves as the repository for the 285 language editions of Wikipedia.

Images on Wikimedia Commons are all shared with free contnet licenses such as the GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribution and Attribution/ShareAlike licenses, and the public domain.