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 the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.

Image and Data Resources

Open Access Policy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art creates, organizes, and disseminates a broad range of digital images and data that document the rich history of the Museum, its collection, exhibitions, events, people, and activities.

Images of artworks in the Museum’s collection fall into two categories:

  1. images of works the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have
  2. images of works the Museum knows to be under copyright or other restrictions

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 the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.


Images of Artworks in the Public Domain

You are welcome to use images of artworks in The Met’s collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have, for any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum.

To identify these images, look for the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) icon directly below the image:

 

Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/policies-and-documents/image-resources

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 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

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 NOT eligible

·         Cover use,

·         E-books or Online uses

·         Print runs over 1,500 for books and 2,500 for journals (first editions)

·         Reprints or 2nd Editions etc

·         New work (e.g. required image files do not exist or from archive)

UPDATE **Feedback from scholars who have applied for this waiver says to be careful if you are an independent scholar and not attached to an institution, or with an academic publisher, as the waiver may then not apply**

Source: http://www.nationalgalleryimages.co.uk/Scholarly-Waiver.aspx

The National Gallery, London

V&A, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Website: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Conditions:

For print-based academic publications: this means the one-time use of Content (ie for one edition only) for a printed publication by an academic publisher with a print-run of up to and including 4,000 copies.

The permissions granted in these Terms of Use are for inside publication use only: The use of Content on external covers of publications (or for any pages of a publication which are used to market the publication for distribution, publicity or sale) is subject to other commercial terms.The amount of V&A Content used must not exceed 25% of the total content used in your publication or project.

Source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/

V&A, Victoria & Albert Museum, London