In the Stacks: The Getty Museum opens up August 16, 2013 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Photography – Tags: ,

Getty Museum -Homer fragmentUnknown , 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:

Getty Museum -Eugène AtgetEugène Atget (photographer) [French, 1857 – 1927], Place de la Bastille [bouquiniste] 

Getty Museum - Follower of Hans SchillingFollower 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.

Getty Museum - portrait of a manUnknown maker, American (daguerreotypist) , [Portrait of a man posed with books], American, about 1840.

Getty Museum - Saint John Eats the BookUnknown (illuminator) , Saint John Eats the Book Received from the Angel, English, about 1255 – 1260.

Getty Museum - sands of timeThomas Richard Williams (daguerreotypist) [English, 1825 – 1871], The Sands of Time, English, 1850 – 1852, Stereograph, daguerreotype.

 Getty Museum - Manuel Álvarez BravoManuel Álvarez Bravo (photographer) [Mexican, 1902 – 2002], Libros (Books), Mexican, negative about 1930; print 1998

Getty Museum - Leaf from anUnknown (illuminator) , Leaf from an Apocalypse manuscript with miniatures, German, about 1340 – 1350, f

Getty Museum -woman reading to girlUnknown maker, French (daguerreotypist) , Woman Reading to a Girl, about 1845

Getty Museum - JeromeWorkshop of Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian (illuminator) [Flemish, active about 1475 – 1515], Saint Jerome Reading, Flemish, about 1510 – 1520

Getty Museum -Pier Leone GhezziPier Leone Ghezzi [Italian, 1674 – 1755], Portraits of Serafino and Francesco Falzacappa, Italian, about 1720.

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come | The Getty Iris.

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


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