Here we list openly licensed datasets from several cultural institutions. All collections provide digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions. We first list the datasets that are completely in the Public Domain: below that we list the sets that are licensed under an open Creative Commons license (CC-BY/CC-BY-SA). The sets within each list have been ordered alphabetically.
This is an ever expanding list so if you know of datasets that are not listed here, get in touch. Please also let us know if you have published, remixed or re-used the data in any way.
Public Domain Collections