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Taco Dibbits’ words of wisdom

June 3rd, 2013

Of all the digital image policies of the world’s great art collections, the Rijksmuseum‘s clearly make most sense.

“We’re a public institution, and so the art and objects we have are, in a way, everyone’s property…” “‘With the Internet, it’s so difficult to control your copyright or use of images that we decided we’d rather people use a very good high-resolution image of the Milkmaid from the Rijksmuseum rather than using a very bad reproduction…”

Taco Dibbits (director of collections at the Rijksmuseum)

Read this NYT article for more information.

Amen.