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The Rijksmuseum is a pioneer of the movement toward digitization and open access in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector. It initially released over 100,000 images of artworks to the public domain already in 2012. Shortly thereafter, the Rijksmuseum launched Rijksstudio to allow users to create their own exhibition pages and share material. In fact, the museum encourages users to reuse images and share the results with the Rijksmuseum.

Van gogh self portraitTo access the Rijksmuseum’s works, sign in via your Facebook account or create a Rijksstudio account directly on the website. The open access material – so far over 600,000 works – is well organized and easily searchable. A guide shows you how to get the most out of the Rijksstudio resource. Browse, add images to your collection as you go, and download from your Rijksstudio when you’re done browsing.

Deep Dreamers, download some of the most recognizable art in the world to use for your dreams. What is more, the images are large, high-resolution and, as the site says, “supersharp.” This allows you to enlarge details for further processing.

In other words, this resource offers you countless ways to enhance your dreams!

Attention, all dreamers! In 2019, the Rijksmuseum has a competition inviting the public to make a work of art inspired by Rembrandt. The winners may exhibit their works in the museum during the special “Long Live Rembrandt” exhibition.