Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Walters Art Museum on Wikimedia Commons

Walters Art Museum on Wikimedia Commons
The Walters Art Museum is a public art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Its permanent collection includes more than 22,000 objects ranging from ancient art from around the world including pieces from Egypt, Rome and Greece. Other periods include Medieval, Renaissance, paintings up to the 19th-century, Chinese ceramics and bronzes and Art Deco decorative arts. The images being contributed to Wikimedia Commons showcase these objects, taken by professional object photographers.

On February 2, 2012, Walters Art Museum adopted Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license for all text and images published on their website art.thewalters.org and began working with Wikimedia Commons on mass upload of about 20 thousand images. On March 26, uploading was completed.