[open-humanities] Your Paintings

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Oct 31 19:58:50 UTC 2011

The PCF, in association with the BBC, are crowdsourcing tags for
paintings in UK public collections:


[Obviously it's too much to hope for that the otherwise excellent PCF
would make their images available under a Free licence (or recognise the
impropriety of copyright on photographs of public domain art), but I
digress. ;-) ]

This publicly created dataset should be publicly available under an Open
Knowledge licence. It doesn't seem to be.

A couple of us have tweeted the PDC about this, but they haven't quite
understood the question:


Is there anyone on here from the PDC, or does anyone know them? I think
embracing Open Knowledge would really help their public engagement in
this project.

- Rob.

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