The Picture Library is still open for business Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, and the team is regularly monitoring the email inbox: picture.library@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Please do contact us via this email address if you have any enquiries.

The team is working remotely and as such are unable to take invoice payments over the phone, or be contacted directly via phone, at this time.

Many thanks in advance for your patience and understanding at this time.

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. They can help get existing images, scans of images from our archive and commission new photography of objects in our collection. They can also help with reproduction rights fees and information about copyright restrictions.


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


If you would like to buy 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 need.
  2. Complete a Permission to Reproduce Images form with details of the type of use(s) you need.
  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 need.


Images taken by the Ashmolean Museum of our collections, galleries and buildings are © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Images can only be cleared for use by the Picture Library. 

For permission to use your own images taken of our collections, galleries and buildings for a commercial use (including academic publications), please contact the Picture Library.

If an object or work in our collections is in artists’ copyright, extra permission from the estate must be secured before the image can be used. The Picture Library is not responsible for securing extra permissions on a client’s behalf. The links below may help locate contact information for 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.


Images are available for use on branded products such as stationery, soft furnishings and gifts. For more information please contact:

Carrie Hickman
Publishing and Licensing Coordinator
T+44 (0)1865 278105


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

Sibyl Searle: Picture Library Assistant
Email: sibyl.searle@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Adele West: Picture Library Assistant
Email: adele.west@ashmus.ox.ac.uk