Including some fantastic examples of print and typographic history - such as 'A Tumultuous Assembly'. Numerical Sensibility (Une Assemblée tumultueuse. Sensibilité numérique) published in Les mots en liberté futuristes by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley called it “a huge deal”. In a statement, director of the Met Thomas P. Campbell said: “Our core mission is to be open and accessible for all who wish to study and enjoy the works of art in our care.” The collection “spans 5,000 years of world culture” and, with this new venture, Campbell said the aim is to serve “the interests and needs of our 21st-century audiences.”
Campbell claims, with the digital move, the museum “now becomes the largest and most diverse open-access museum collection in the world.”