Why we dedicated MoMA's collection data to the public domain ...

FIONA ROMEO, MEDIUM:

"MoMA accessioned the Creative Commons License Symbol into its collection in March 2015 and it’s now on display in our design galleries as part of the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. According to curator Paola Antonelli (@curiousoctopus), Creative Commons allows those who create content to 'think beyond the default position of All Rights Reserved.' It therefore feels important that we just flipped our own default and shared data for more than 125,000 works from MoMA’s collection on GitHub using Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

"This data release includes all of the works that have been both accessioned into MoMA’s collection and cataloged in our database. It includes basic data for each work, including title, artist, date made, medium, dimensions, and date acquired by the Museum. The data will be updated periodically with new acquisitions and research."

This is a fascinating development. Read more about it, here.