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I’m looking for an open database of art in public space.

I’m aware of a few localized initiatives, with different levels of openness, but is there an open database that aims to collect all art in public space?

  • I vaguely remember (no source sorry) that someone tried to create a site with the Louvre's art and the Louvre sued to have the site closed claiming some of the works are copyrighted, so creating such a database may be a nontrivial legal issue. The current conditions (louvre.fr/en/conditions-use-images) suggest that some images can be used for non-commercial purposes. – Barry Carter Jan 14 at 18:47
  • Thanks. Though, I'm looking for a database of art in public space, which I would think make it easier to not invoke copyright issues. – MastaBaba Jan 15 at 11:19
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I have come across sites like publicartarchive.org.

But I believe you may need to use a search engine like google to find country specific ones and aggregate data.

Also see this previous answer that can help in retrieving data.

  • That's an excellent start. A pity they don't have an API. And no clear way of contributing to the content. – MastaBaba Jan 15 at 16:55
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    See this link for how to contribute: publicartarchive.org/content/guide – Z Z Jan 29 at 11:33

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