NGV gives away 30k free high res art images

NGV art

Why? Because they can. Also, it’s part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s commitment to making art easily and publicly downloadable as image files from the NGV website for non-commercial and scholarly use.

Back in 2014, the NGV committed to making its 75,000-strong collection of public works digitised and accessible regardless of their proximity to the gallery and this year, they’ve hit about 70% of the collection now, but introducing another 30,000 images to what’s available.

Think works along the lines of Giambattista Tiepolo’s The Banquet of Cleopatra 1743?44, Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa c. 1830 and Emma Minnie Boyd’s Interior with figuresThe Grange 1875.

For more, head to the National Gallery of Victoria’s website.