Picture Library

Partner Agencies

In an ongoing initiative to make the Ashmolean image archives more accessible and available to a wider audience, the Picture Library has teamed up with a number of partner agencies.

The Art Archive is a fine art and historical picture library with material from over 900 sources worldwide, from 3000 B.C. to the 20th century.

Mary Evans Picture Library licences images that cover a broad range of topics and subject areas which, although coming under the umbrella classification of history, in fact, extend far beyond most people's perception of historical pictures.

Founded in 1972, the Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction to creative professionals.

Surface View provides unique and bespoke interior products inspired by the Ashmolean’s collections and currently showcases some of the most rich and eclectic decorative arts from India, Asia and the Middle East.