As KWHSS is running virtually, we have gathered together places where you can find pre-1600 themed images online without copyright restrictions to use as a background during your Zoom presentation. In all cases, please double-check any licenses associated with the image you want before using them.
- The Getty Museum’s Open Content Program
- The Public Domain Review
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art lets you search for public domain images in its collections.
- Rijks Studio, from the Rijksmuseum. Requires an account to download images.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s backgrounds include public domain images, but you need to click through to check.
If you would like to be virtually transported to Melbourne, Australia, the home of the Barony of Stormhold and our cousins in the Barony of Kraé Glas, here are a selection of sites offering photographs of our city that are free to use:
- Wikimedia (Includes Creative Commons-licensed images.)
- Dreamstime: Free Public Domain Images
- The State Library of Victoria has photographs of Melbourne from 1954 and earlier.
If you would like to represent your SCA Kingdom and you’re lucky enough to live in An Tir, Oddr Þiálfason has very kindly created this heraldic Zoom background in PNG format, for use. Thank-you Oddr!
Pre-requisites and how to change your background.
Please see Zoom’s website for further information.