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May 7, 2020

British Museum Website Updated to Include 1.9 Million Images From Its Collection

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The revamp is the biggest update since the site was created in 2007, and for the first time works on mobile and tablets as well as with desktop browsers.

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The new version was unveiled earlier than planned due to the museum's closure due to Covid-19.

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A major new addition is the ability to zoom in and see images larger than life size.

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Users are free to view, adapt, and download images. 

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If you look at 1,900 of those images every day, you'll have seen them all in a little under three years.

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That's a lot of days.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: free, the way we like it.

May 7, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

Many of those images are of two-dimensional works that are long out of copyright (or which predate copyright), yet the British Museum claim copyright in them - in effect, they are trying to appropriate rights that belong to us all.

Posted by: Andy Mabbett | May 7, 2020 10:35:21 AM

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