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Open Content from a Small Museum: DAC Open Access Images

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Three Trees, 1643. Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper. Only state. Plate: 212 x 280 mm. Sheet: 223 x 284 mm. DAC accession number 1951.D1.1. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1951. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lee) Guest post by Rob Lancefield , Manager of Museum Information Services, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Does a museum have to be large to offer open content? The Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University holds some 25,000 works on paper and has three museum staff (2.5 FTE). The collection serves teaching, study, research, exhibition, and other educational purposes. In 2012, we launched the DAC Open Access Images policy .