The Royal Collection, Great Britain

 

Website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/1

Collection:

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, the Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of kings and queens over the past 500 years.

Following the execution of Charles I in 1649, the greater part of the King’s magnificent possessions was sold by order of Oliver Cromwell, and the Royal Collection has largely been formed since the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660.

The Royal Collection is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation.  It is not owned by her as a private individual.

Conditions: Images may be free to use upon personal application to the Picture Library detailing the academic project.

Source: Personal communication. Contact the Picture Library via https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/picturelibrary

The Royal Collection, Great Britain

Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

Website: http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=literature&moduleFunction=search&lang=en

Collection: Here you can search in the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and Hallwyl museum collection online database. You can find information on museum collections, images of objects and museum environments and the people who have made, owned and used the objects. These include paintings, weapons, furniture and costumes but also the accounts, books and everyday objects.

Conditions:

The images are free to download and use. The photos are tagged with Creative Commons licenses and copyright information, see the connection to each image.

Since March 2013  our entire image archive is available on the Internet. All 40,000 images are published under open licences, about a third of them in high resolution. Now you can use all our images, free of charge.

Source: http://livrustkammaren.se/en/node/1739

Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

Website: http://worldimages.sjsu.edu

Conditions:

You are free to use these images for non-profit educational purposes, but we ask that you give credit to the copyright holders who retain rights to the images. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Source: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/

WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

Pixabay

Website: https://pixabay.com

Conditions:

On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 as public domain.
You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Read more in our blog.

Understand “public domain” as the permission to freely use (display, modify, print, etc.) an image without asking permission from the image author. However, it is still your responsibility, to make sure the depicted content (persons, logos, private property, etc.) is suitable for your application and does not infringe any rights.

Source: https://pixabay.com/en/service/faq/

Pixabay

New York Public Library Public Domain Images

Website: full collections – http://digitalcollections.nypl.org

Public domain images – http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=✓&keywords=&filters[rights][]=pd

Conditions: Some free, some with minimal charge for publication

Even though we believe the images we have uploaded to The Commons on Flickr are in the “public domain” and thus not subject to copyright restrictions, these photos may be subject to other third party rights, such as rights of privacy and rights of publicity. In all instances, you are required to obtain all necessary permissions before using our photos. For example, if you find a photo from NYPL’s collections that includes a person, you would be responsible for obtaining the permission of the person in the photo before you use the photo. Please read the Terms and Conditions of our website for more detailed information about these issues: http://www.nypl.org/legal/

Fee Schedule below lists one-time fees per image to access high resolution TIFF files. The Library does not charge additional permission fees to use such material nor does it place restrictions on usage or any future usage. The Library also does not provide “permission” or “licensing” agreements for these images.

Existing File from Digital Collections New Digital Photography
Individuals $50 $50

Source: http://www.nypl.org/help/get-what-you-need/photographic-services/obtaining-images

New York Public Library Public Domain Images

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

Website: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Conditions: A range of access permissions as below. May be hard to find a specific image but is a huge and ever updating source.

Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial iconNoncommercialmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works iconNo Derivative Worksmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

CC0 iconPublic Domain Dedication (CC0)means:
You, the copyright holder, waive your interest in your work and place the work as completely as possible in the public domain so others may freely exploit and use the work without restriction under copyright or database law.

Public Domain Work iconPublic Domain Workmeans:
Works, or aspects of copyrighted works, which copyright law does not protect. Typically, works become part of the public domain because their term of protection under copyright law expired, the owner failed to follow certain required formalities, or the works are not eligible for copyright protection.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

The Getty / J. Paul Getty Museum / Getty Research Institute

Website:

Main site – http://search.getty.edu/gateway/landing

Open-Content Images – http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?q=&cat=highlight&f=%22Open+Content+Images%22&rows=10&srt=a&dir=s&pg=1

Conditions:

The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.

Open content images can be used for any purpose without first seeking permission from the Getty. Images of many other works in the collections are also on our website in varying formats. The Getty supports fair use of images when the applicable legal criteria are met.

While there are no restrictions or conditions on the use of open content images, the Getty would appreciate a gratis copy of any scholarly publications in which the images are reproduced in order to maintain the collection bibliography.

Source: http://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html

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The Getty / J. Paul Getty Museum / Getty Research Institute