Download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images.


SMITHSONIAN OPEN ACCESS is a free digital resource that helps you discover millions of images from the Smithsonian’s collections.

Key features

  • All images in SMITHSONIAN OPEN ACCESS are in the Public Domain
  • When browsing an image you are provided with a lot of info on the subject matter such as its location and creation date
  • Allows you to download image as a high definition TIFF file, a high resolution JPG, the exact screen image, or a thumbnail image
  • Images also come with a metadata file showing that they are in the public domain

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No. This resource does not require you to give attribution/credit.

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