British Museum Makes 1.9M Detailed Images Free Online

 

If wandering through museums is your idea of a wonderful way to spend your time, the British Museum has you covered. They are making 1.9 million images of items from their extensive collection available to the public. More from Yahoo UK:

All objects the museum holds from Ancient Egypt, every item from Australia, more than 750,000 prints by artists Rembrandt, William Hogarth and Kara Walker, some 50,000 English coins from the medieval period to the Tudors, and sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome, are also in the collection.

British Museum director Hartwig Fischer said: “The British Museum Collection Online makes millions of objects accessible to the citizens of the world, wherever they might be…. We are delighted to be able to unveil this major revamp early, and hope that these important objects can provide inspiration, reflection or even just quiet moments of distraction during this difficult time.”

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