CC0 at the Cleveland Museum of Art: 30,000 high quality digital images now available (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons: CC0 at the Cleveland Museum of Art: 30,000 high quality digital images now available . “The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most visited art museums in the world, and soon it will become one of the most important online collections as well. Today, we are announcing a release of 30,000 high quality, free and open digital images from the museum’s collection under CC0 and available via their API. CC0 allows anyone to use, re-use, and remix a work without restriction.”

The Guardian: Memes, technology and sci-fi: what to expect from art in the US in 2019

The Guardian: Memes, technology and sci-fi: what to expect from art in the US in 2019. “With our dependency on smartphones, our Netflix addictions and with almost half the country on dating apps, our devices are becoming dangerously inseparable from our everyday lives. From surveillance to selfie vanity and memes, a series of technology-themed exhibits are coming to the US next year, which trace the evolution of photography, show the roots of social media and share how technology can actually be a force for good.”

MIT Technology Review: More than 75% of artists in US museums are white men, data mining reveals

MIT Technology Review: More than 75% of artists in US museums are white men, data mining reveals. “How do the collections in art museums reflect the societies that they’re from? A good starting point is to investigate the demographic diversity of the artists in these collections. But this work has never been done. Until now. Today, Chad Topaz at Williams College in Massachusetts and a few colleagues use data mining and crowdsourced research to build the first picture of demographic diversity in art collections across the US. And the results make for sobering reading.”

Quartz: Thailand wants US museums to give its art back

Quartz: Thailand wants US museums to give its art back . ” In 2014, DHS returned 554 ancient artifacts taken from the World Heritage archaeological site Ban Chiang that had been displayed in a museum in Santa Ana, California. Since then, the Thai ministry of culture has stepped up recovery efforts, and on Nov. 6 Artnet News reported that Thailand is demanding the return of 23 antiquities housed in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other places.”

Scaling the Mission: The Met Collection API (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Scaling the Mission: The Met Collection API. “Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art launches a new public API for the collection. Through The Met Collection API, users can connect to a live feed of all Creative Commons Zero (CC0) data and 406,000 images from the The Met collection, all available for use without copyright or restriction.”

Artnet: The Art Institute of Chicago Is the Latest Museum to Offer Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive

Artnet: The Art Institute of Chicago Is the Latest Museum to Offer Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive. “The Art Institute of Chicago is now offering unrestricted access to thousands of images—44,313 to be exact—from its digital archive. The release is part of the museum’s website redesign and the images have been made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.”

Artsy: Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” will remain on public display while it’s restored.

Artsy: Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” will remain on public display while it’s restored.. “Beginning in July 2019, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will offer the public a unique glimpse into a process that usually happens behind closed doors. A restoration team will work in a ‘state of the art clear glass chamber’ so museum patrons—and those tuning in to the live online stream—can witness how the exacting process is performed.”