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Image library

Our image library handles all non-press related requests for images and reproduction rights concerning artworks and objects in our collection.

Email: / Phone: 01223 332927

Our friendly and experienced team can provide a range of photographic material to suit your requirements. We receive a large volume of requests but will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. All the income raised via our image library directly supports the collections and activities of the Museum.

Placing an order

Please fill in and email to us whichever of the following forms suits your requirements:

High resolution images and reproduction requests: Please complete this form to order publication quality images and clear reproduction rights.

Existing high-resolution images are supplied via our download facility. We will always consider the nature of the request when assessing the fees due for supplying and licensing images, and we offer discounted rates for academic use.

Images for personal use: Please complete this form to order high quality JPEG images for research, teaching or personal use.

Clear reproduction rights only: Please complete this from to clear reproduction rights for an image that you already have, which was purchased from us on a previous occasion.

Microfilm digitisation service:

We have a modest archive of black and white microfilms, which were produced on site at the Museum until the early 2000s. The collection includes illuminated manuscripts, music and archive material such as letters and notebooks. To find out more or to place an order for scans from Microfilm, please click here.


Unless otherwise credited, all the photography on this site is © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. We offer a Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 for the low-resolution images available on our website, which are suitable for some online, non-commercial use only, but professional high-resolution images for printed publications must be ordered and licensed from the image library directly.

In many cases, the artwork or object may still be under copyright and you will require additional permission from the artist or their estate. Artistic copyright extends from the life of the artist to 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the artist died.

Please contact us for further information and all general image and reproduction enquiries: Email: / Phone: 01223 332927

Licensing partners

Images from the Fitzwilliam Museum collection are also available to license via Bridgeman Images.

Custom prints

A custom print service is available from Curating Cambridge.

Simply choose an image from their selection and your print will be delivered to your door. If you cannot see the work of art you are interested in, please contact the image library. Email: / Phone: 01223 332927

Image library terms and conditions

For more information about image usage and permissions, please read our image library terms and conditions in full here.

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