Europeana Collections

Website: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en

Conditions: Europeana is the digital platform for European cultural heritage. Many of the images have no use restrictions on them and are free to use for any purpose. To search for these, tick the Free Re-use box on the left side of the search filters.

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The re-use conditions for free may be affected by the copyright conditions in your country:

Rights Reserved – Free Access

This rights statement has been RETIRED from use by Europeana and replaced with ‘In Copyright’.

This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge, but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by the organization giving access to it.

Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to make any of the acts permitted by your national copyright and related rights act, including browsing, printing and making a copy for your own personal purposes.

All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions attached to the digital object.

Source: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/rights/rr-f.html

Europeana Collections

University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Website: https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl/R/?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-disc

Conditions:

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) has brought in more than 2,400 photos to Wikipedia. Leiden University Libraries (UBL), which manages this photo collection, has made this donation possible together with the Working Group on Special Scientific Libraries (WSWB). Imports of these images in Wikimedia Commons (the “Image Database” of Wikipedia) was done by Special Wikipedian in Residence, Hans Muller. The importance of the donation is the improvement of access to the history of Indonesia and India. The photos may be used in articles in Wikipedia, but are also now easily accessible for research and use in articles, blogs and various other applications.

Due to this donation to the Wikimedia Commons, the historical photos are also available for the public domain. This means that everyone is allowed to use the pictures for free and thus this photo collection has a much more global audience. The worldwide public also has an opportunity to improve and supplement the captions of the photographs when needed.

Source: http://www.library.leiden.edu/news/wikimedia-commons-english.html

(via @icpetrie)

University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

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

Yale Center for British Art

Website: http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/search

Conditions:

Thousands of images of works in the Center’s collection believed to be in the public domain are available for free through the Center’s online collection catalogue. Under Yale University’s Open Access Policy, anyone may use the Center’s open access material without further application, authorization, or fees due to the Center or to Yale.

Source: http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/using-collections/image-use

Yale Center for British Art

NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London

Website: http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/

Conditions:

For reproduction within (but not on the cover of) a specified book, journal article or booklet, provided that the publication is non-commercial in purpose and has a combined print-run/download total of not more than 3,000 copies.

We consider a project to be scholarly only when its primary intention is to broaden knowledge. Scholarly work undertaken in universities or other publicly funded research institutions normally qualifies as non commercial. Non commercial research is research whose objective is to put new ideas into the public domain for public benefit and at no cost to the end user. It will therefore normally be financed from public or charitable funds.

Source: http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/use-this-image/academic-licence-details.php

NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London