Met Museum – 400,000 Digital Images for Non-Commercial Use

From the press release:

…more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.

Check out the great online portal of these Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) images. Above is a detail from Rama Releases the Demon Spies Shuka and Sarana (ca. 1725) that I thought was fitting for a monkey scientist’s blog:

Minimalist Primate Illustrations

I was clearing out my queue of saved tabs and came across this Metafilter post linking to a celebration of Charley Harper’s scientific illustrations. Naturally I went in search of the primates. See the mandrill from here:

Spider monkeys (?) from here:

And a gibbon, chimp, and another mandrill from here:

(Special nod to ChuraChura for putting together the great MetaFilter post.)