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Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Free Images for Broader Public Use.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle, 10 March 2020.

Excerpt : The Smithsonian announced the launch of Smithsonian Open Access (, an initiative that removes Smithsonian copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million of its digital collection images and nearly two centuries of data.

Among museums and cultural institutions, this is the largest and most interdisciplinary open-access program to date. The Smithsonian will continue to add items on an ongoing basis, with more than 3 million images designated as open access by late 2020.

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