Find out more about ordering and reproducing images and prints for commercial, academic or personal use.

Our experienced Picture Library team have an excellent knowledge of our collections, so they can help you find the perfect image for your needs. They can advise on obtaining existing images, scans of images from our historic negative and transparency archive and commissioning new photography of objects in our collections - as well as reproduction rights fees and information regarding copyright restrictions.

If you would like to obtain an image for personal use or study, you can either order our most popular works from our Print on Demand site, or request a digital image from our Picture Library by filling out our photographic request form. If the image you are looking for is not available on our Print on Demand site, please contact the Picture Library via picture.library@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or via +44 (0)1865 278 040.

If you would like to purchase and reproduce an image from our collection (either online or in printed formats):

  1. Complete a Photographic Request form with details of the image(s) you require
  2. Complete a Permission to Reproduce Images form with details of the use(s) you require (including academic and commercial hard copy and e-publications, display uses, media & broadcasting, advertising and merchandise etc.)
  3. Read our terms and conditions

The Picture Library will be happy to provide you with a bespoke quote for the image(s) use(s) you require

All images obtained from the Ashmolean Museum of our collections, galleries and buildings are © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (unless otherwise advised) and can only be used for purposes cleared by the Picture Library. 

If you would like to seek permission to use your own images taken of our collections, galleries and buildings in a commercial context (including academic publications), please contact the Picture Library directly.

If an object or work in our collections is in artists’ copyright, additional permission from the estate must be secured before the image can be used. The Picture Library cannot undertake the securing of additional permissions on a client’s behalf, but the following links may assist in locating contact information for various copyright holders within the public domain: 

Members of the media who would like to reproduce images for editorial use should visit the Press Office pages.

Our images are also available for use on Ashmolean-branded products such as stationery, soft furnishings and gifts. For more information please contact:

Marie Hale
Publishing & Licensing Assistant 
Tel: +44 (0)1865 278010 
Email: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 


For general enquiries and order please contact picture.library@ashmus.ox.ac.uk tel: +44 (0)1865 278040 

Amy Taylor; Picture Library Manager
Email: amy.taylor@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Alice Howard; Picture Library Assistant
Email: alice.howard@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Fiona McKendrick: Picture Library Assistant

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