Thursday, May 25, 2006

Take home your own art from the Tate!

The Tate, a British gallery that shows art since 1500, has introduced a new feature that allows online visitors to create small themed collections of images of their favorite works.

Clearing copyright on some of these must have been difficult, but the ability to make these collections, to even print flyers with your text describing them is only a positive thing, at least in my mind. Just imagine if the music industry or Hollywood embraced this tactic! There has to be a common sense balance between protecting intellectual property and sharing art. To me, this project will increase the visibility of the Tate (a well known gallery already) and encourage visitation rather than discouraging it.


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