Kanagawa oki nami ura (Under the Wave off Kanagawa), 1830–33. Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎, Japanese, 1760–1849. The Art Institute of Chicago, CC0
Rights statements for images of ‘The Great Wave’ made available by each institution, accessed July 2019.
Megapixel count of the largest image available to download from each institution’s website, accessed July 2019. *web resource was unavailable during the research period **no image available to download
Online presentation of ‘The Great Wave’ at The Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, accessed 3 July 2019. Note the prominent CC0 Public Domain Designation, download and sharing buttons.
Vectorized Great Wave off Kanagawa 10 by Stuart Rankin, CC BY-NC


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Open GLAM

Open GLAM

Open GLAM presents global perspectives on open access to the cultural heritage in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs). Submissions are welcome so please get in touch!

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