Almost 3 million digital items – images, video, data, 3D items – from the Smithsonian’s collections are now available with a CC0 license. This license allows anyone to use, remix, transform, and share these assets without asking permission from the Smithsonian. According to the FAQ, the Smithsonian will release over 3 million items throughout 2020, then will continue adding items as they are digitized, researched, and published online.
Start at the Open Access Portal to explore the extensive collections. Scroll down on the page to explore remixes created by artists, educators, technologists, and students. The options for finding images for your courses, presentations, print publications, websites, multimedia projects, assignments – even your commercial endeavors, are endless. Let us know how what you find!