Liberating Art For The World
Have you seen this Journal yet? The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content http://fav.me/d6m53ac announces a dramatic shift in the role of museums and in the migration of fine art collections to the Internet. In the words of the J.Paul Getty Museum: “The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.” In the mid-1990’s just before the Getty Museum opened its world-class Brentwood campus, high above Los Angeles and designed to impress by Richard Meier, I was asked to meet with a senior executive who had just been recruited to the Getty staff from a posting back east with another prominent museum.