National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

Website: http://images.rmg.co.uk/en/page/show_home_page.html Conditions: Getting images free from the NMM requires fulfilling certain conditions. They give a 100% academic discount for runs below 1000 editions, as below. 'Discounts on reproduction fees are available for images used on interior pages of scholarly and not-for-profit publications, see the table below. This discount does not include supply fees. A minimum … Continue reading National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

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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 … Continue reading The Royal Collection, Great Britain

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Website: http://collections.lacma.org Conditions: The Content on the Site marked "Public Domain High Resolution Image Available" consists of images of works from LACMA's permanent collections that are currently available in "high resolution" format and that LACMA believes are in the public domain. LACMA is providing high resolution images of these works free of charge and for use … Continue reading LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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 University Art Gallery

Website: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collection/search Conditions: Thousands of images of works in the Gallery’s collection believed to be in the public domain are available for free download through the Gallery’s website. Under Yale University’s Open Access Policy, anyone may use the Gallery’s open-access material without further application, authorization, or fees due to the Gallery or to Yale. Source: http://artgallery.yale.edu/using-images http://ydc2.yale.edu/documentation/faq-open-access-digital-representations-works-public-domain-museum-library-and-archive

The Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection Conditions: UPDATE  - On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and … Continue reading The Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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 … Continue reading NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Gallery, London

Website: http://www.nationalgalleryimages.co.uk Conditions: This waiver is intended for projects in which the scholar is personally responsible for paying reproduction fees and is not available to commercial organisations. We consider a project to be scholarly when its primary intention is to broaden knowledge and when it is based on original research. Exclusions - the following uses are … Continue reading The National Gallery, London