Unknown , Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey. Greek, 1st century B.C.
The venerable J. Paul Getty Museum has opened its digital doors with the launch of their Open Content Program.
Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
Over 4,500 high-resolution images spanning their amazing collection have been unleashed; from their outstanding collection of illuminated manuscripts to their strong holdings in contemporary photography.
Noting a recent Horizon Report, Museum Edition that declared “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources” the Getty has stepped up to the plate.
So what a better time to explore some of the book imagery from The Getty Museum’s gift to the commons:
Eugène Atget (photographer) [French, 1857 - 1927], Place de la Bastille [bouquiniste] -
Follower of Hans Schilling (illuminator) [German, active 1459 - 1467], from the Workshop of Diebold Lauber (illuminator) [German, active 1427 - 1467], Theodas with the Book of Magic and the Devil, Alsatian, 1469.
Unknown maker, American (daguerreotypist) , [Portrait of a man posed with books], American, about 1840.
Unknown (illuminator) , Saint John Eats the Book Received from the Angel, English, about 1255 – 1260.
Thomas Richard Williams (daguerreotypist) [English, 1825 - 1871], The Sands of Time, English, 1850 – 1852, Stereograph, daguerreotype.
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (photographer) [Mexican, 1902 - 2002], Libros (Books), Mexican, negative about 1930; print 1998
Unknown (illuminator) , Leaf from an Apocalypse manuscript with miniatures, German, about 1340 – 1350, f
Unknown maker, French (daguerreotypist) , Woman Reading to a Girl, about 1845
Workshop of Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian (illuminator) [Flemish, active about 1475 - 1515], Saint Jerome Reading, Flemish, about 1510 – 1520
Pier Leone Ghezzi [Italian, 1674 - 1755], Portraits of Serafino and Francesco Falzacappa, Italian, about 1720.
Previously on In the Stacks:
The Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club
First Visit to The New Digital Library of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Playing Cards at the Beinecke
National Library of Ireland
The Astor Free Library at the NYPL
Women’s Travel Diaries at Duke University
Charles Darwin’s Library
The National Archives
Columbia University, From Homer to Howl
Private Libraries at the Museum of the City of New York
Los Angeles Public Library
Boston Public Library