Selected Collections – Get inspired!

Here you find a small sampling of selected DPLA, DigitalNZ, Europeana, and Trove collections available for re-use for GIF IT UP.

Public domain material


Manuscript illustrations from codices on swordsmanship and natural history

Japanese woodblock prints

Illuminated manuscripts from the British Library

Black and white photographs by Miloš Dohnány

Swedish Military history in black and white photographs

Old Maps from National Library of Technology, Czech Republic

Dutch Golden Age paintings (Mauritshuis collection)

Historical carriages

Paintings of Swedish artist Anders Zorn

Paintings of Hungarian artist Ladislav Mednyánszky

Sketches and drawings of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Bookplates from National Library of Romania

Bookplates from Malmö museer

Vintage ethnographic photographs from Lithuania

Photographs illustrating WWI at the eastern and south eastern front

Collection of stereoscopic glass plates of the early 20th century Italy

Folk photographs by Hélène Edlund

Wilhelm Wallander’s illustrations of 19th-century clothing

Black-and-white pictures by Swedish photographer John Hertzberg

Paintings from Nationalmuseum, Sweden

Historical fashion drawings and prints, sewing and embroidery patterns

Oil paintings from Slovak National Gallery


Museum Victoria


Queensland State Archives

Queensland University of Technology: Digital Collections

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Victoria

Swinburne University

University of Queensland

Flinders Shire Council Historical Photograph Museum

Northern Territory Library Service

National Library of Australia’s collection Album of the Boileau family’s voyage from England to Australia in 1894-1895

National Library of Australia’s B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria

National Library of Australia’s collection Charles Studdy (C S ) Daley photograph collection

National Library of Australia’s collection Drouin town and rural life during World War II

National Library of Australia’s Ledgar collection of photographs, 1858-1910

National Library of Australia’s E.A. Lumme – Mandurama photograph collection

National Library of Australia’s William Henry Corkhill Tilba Tilba photograph collection

Deakin University Institutional Repository

National Library of Australia’s Wolfgang Sievers photographic archive (attribution required)

Monash University Online

No known copyright restrictions


Auckland Libraries

National Library of New Zealand

British Library

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Dunedin City Council Archives

Wairarapa Archive

Alexander Turnbull Library

Auckland Art Gallery


Boston Public Library postcards

Covina Public Library (California) fruit crate labels

Georgia State University Libraries political cartoons

Milwaukee Public Library advertising and greeting cards

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources World War I collection

Onondaga County Public Library quilt patterns

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill medieval manuscripts

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s vaudeville theater programs

National Archives and Records Administration sample collections: World War I photographs, New Deal photographs

Prints and Photographs:

Brigham Young University – Harold B. Lee Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Free Library of Philadelphia

New York State Military Museum

Peach Public Library (Georgia)

Sutter County Library (California)

James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives

University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections

California Historical Society via University of Southern California Libraries

Cornell University

Fayetteville Free Library (New York)

Georgia State University Libraries Special Collections

Big Sky Country Digital Network

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Oakland Public Library – Oakland History Room and Maps Division

San Jose Public Library California Room

University of North Carolina – Greensboro

University of Scranton

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections


Dallas Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Art Gallery

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Washington University, St. Louis (Missouri)


National Archives and Records Administration

George W. Bush Presidential Library (videos)

William J. Clinton Presidential Library (videos)


Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

Boston Public Library maps

Library of Congress

Creative Commons licensed materials

The collections included below are available for re-use and re-mixing, with a few conditions. To read what each license means, click on it.



Everyday photographs from Hungarian photo-archive Fortepan

Sketches from National Library of Wales

Colourful works of Carl Larsson

Botanical drawings by Georg Schweinfurth

Illustrations from Swedish Museum of Lithography

Photographs of London pubs from the early 20th century up to the late 1960s

Textiles from the Nationalmuseum, Sweden


Australian Paralympic Committee

Blue Mountains Locals Studies



Photographic studies of motion by Eadweard Muybridge

Swedish Air Force Museum collection

Seals and stamps (emblems) from Lithuanian Art Museums

Fashion plates of illustrations by George Barbier

Early photographs of Japan

Early 20th-century gymnastics

Satirical German lithographs about the theory of natural selection

Photographs of miners by J.C. Burrows


Minnesota Historical Society


Palmerston North City Libraries

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Archives New Zealand Youtube

Archives New Zealand Flickr

Lincoln University Living Heritage


CSIRO Science Images

Queensland University of Technology: Digital Collections

State Library of Queensland

University of Wollongong Library



Vintage Czech objects (clocks, cutlery, vases, posters and books)

Old maps from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Library

Collection of artworks from Statens Museum for Kunst

Finnish art from Finnish National Gallery


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