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UTOPIA DIGITAL MUSEUM text JENNI FUCHS L translation KATHRIN GREYER layout JUDY TORGARD

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the 21st century, the world has become a lot smaller. By that I don't mean that

it has physically shrunk, but so much more of it is available at our fingertips courtesy of the world wide web and digital media. Museums have gotten in on the game too, of course. At the end of last year, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam launched their new di-

gital collection with around 125,000 pieces from the museum's collection. Ever fancied having a Rembrandt or a

Vermeer hanging in your living room? The Rijksmuseum believes that its collection belongs to everyone, and the digital images are accessible to the public for free to download and create your own works of art with. The high-resolution images can be freely shared, manipulated and reprinted copyright free, both as entire works or from selected details. Art lovers will be just as excited by this as by the Rijksmuseum's new web feature 'Rijksstudio', which allows users 01 /1 3

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