Victoria & Albert Museum take a step in the right direction

From the 24 Hour Museum, via Cronaca:

The Victoria and Albert Museum has announced that it will no longer charge academics and scholars for using its digital images – a move that could have major implications for art publishing.

The new policy comes into place in order to bolster the museum’s commitment to providing access to its collections, but it will mean that some revenue is lost (possibly over £100,000 a year). It may also put pressure on other major institutions to end charging for image downloads, a practice up to now jealously guarded by many of the big UK galleries.

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I don’t have a lot to add in the way of commentary… Like I said above, I think it is definitely a step in the right direction.

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