City of Antwerp Museums

Website: https://dams.antwerpen.be Institutions: includes the Rubens House, Plantin Moretus Museum (printing), Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, MAS and more. Their online collections database is being constantly updated. The interface is available on in Dutch at the moment. There are some guides to searching here: https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search The images are available for download directly as low res JPEGs or high … Continue reading City of Antwerp Museums

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Science Museum Group, UK

Website: http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/search?filter[image_license]=true Conditions: Images found on the above link are free to use for non-commercial use according to Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence This licence allows you to: BY (Attribution): Copy, distribute, display and perform our copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if you give us credit in the way … Continue reading Science Museum Group, UK

BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

Website: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/recherche-uni-images-cartes.do?pageRech=imc Conditions: in summary Some commercial use of images may be free. There are two sources on the website: one says free, one says a charge Non commercial use is definitely free Images which are already digitised and online are available at high-res free of charge If a reproduction charge is made, there is an 80% reduction … Continue reading BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries

Website: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/johnson/jj-images/galleries A selection of images is available on their website. Full search is available through Pro-Quest with institutional access or a log-in on http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk/home.do Conditions: This one is a low cost service. There are costs involved in providing the image but these are scaled to image size and quality See: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy/imaging_services After that, 'Reproduction is free of charge … Continue reading John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries

State Library of NSW

Website: https://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=SLNSW&tab=default_tab&sortby=rank http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au Conditions: Copyright and access information Except where otherwise noted, the Library’s datasets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Any projects using State Library of NSW data in any way should be released under this same CC BY 3.0 AU license. For more information, you can see further definition of the … Continue reading State Library of NSW

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Website: http://www.davidrumsey.com The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket … Continue reading David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Art Images for College Teaching

Website: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict/ Conditions: Permission is herin granted: to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication; to academic personnel for creative utilization of these images--including electronic enhancement, modification, manipulation, or combination with other free use images--in conjunction with teaching and … Continue reading Art Images for College Teaching

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Website: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ Conditions: Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more. All our free images are of high quality, produced by our community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators. Royalty free photos for business and personal … Continue reading FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Why?

Every academic author knows the pain of getting the image permissions for their articles, books and other publications. It takes a huge amount of time, money and frustration. However, many institutions will allow free reproduction of images of their collections for academic publications if they fulfil certain criteria, depending on the institution. This site lists those … Continue reading Why?