The Commons - Les Organismes publics, a Flickr database
The Commons - Les Organismes publics, is a Flickr historical photographs database which is made of funds coming from many different cultural institutions and libraries in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Netherlands and Sweden. These institutions loaded their own historical photographs as digitised primary sources. The images are with "no known copyright restrictions" indicating that these cultural institutions are "unaware of any copyright restrictions on the works so designated". The project was made thanks to the Library of Congress in Washington DC (USA) and aims to enhance the collections of photos with user comments. The participating European institutions are, at the moment:
  • the Bibliothèque de Toulouse, France
  • the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
  • the National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
  • the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
  • the Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, the Netherlands
  • the Imperial War Museum, London, UK
  • the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
  • the Swedish National Heritage Board, Stockholm, Sweden
  • the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - National Library of WalesAberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK
  • the Swedish National Heritage Board, Stockholm, Sweden
  • the London School of Economics - LSE (collection of political posters)
  • the LlGC ~ National Library of Wales The participating non-European institutions are, at the moment:
  • Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons
  • The Library of Congress
  • Powerhouse Museum Collection
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • George Eastman House
  • State Library of New South Wales collection
  • The Library of Virginia
  • Musée McCord Museum
  • Australian War Memorial collection
  • National Library NZ on The Commons
  • New York Public Library
  • State Library of Queensland, Australia
  • State Library and Archives of Florida
  • Oregon State University Archives
  • Nantucket Historical Association - nha.library
  • DC Public Library Commons
  • The Field Museum Library
  • Getty Research Institute
  • Jewish Women's Archive - JWA Commons
  • The National Archives UK's photostream
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