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Finding Images : Publish Images

This guide will show you how to find images for teaching and/or publication.

Seek Permissions

  • ADAGP is the French collective rights management society in the field of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, etc.). It represents almost 100,000 authors.
  • Archivision is a stock photo library specializing in the history of worldwide architecture, landscape architecture, public art and design.
  • Art Resource is the world's largest fine art stock photo archive, with more tha 500,000 searchable fine arts images from the world's leading sources, available for licensing to all media.
  • Artists Rights Society (ARS) is the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States.  Founded in1987, ARS represents intellectual property rights interests of over 50,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world (painters, sculptors, photographersm architects and others).
  • Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography, illustration, footage, fonts, creative merchandise, and entertainment licensing and rights representation services.
  • Scala Archives is the largest and most prestigious fine art image archive worldwide. Transparencies and high resolution digital files of works of art from all over the world, covering every age and every field of visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, the ancient & the modern world, decorative arts, photography, design, fashion etc.) are available for licensing to all media.
  • Scholars Resource is an extensive resource of over 116,000 images provides comprehensive coverage of works of art essential for teaching Ancient Art, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Non-Western, Early Christian, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, Impressionism, American Art, Art of the Americas and Contemporary Art and Architecture.

ARTstor Images for Academic Publishing

ARTstor's Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program makes available publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications free of charge. 

For more information, including a list of all participating institutions, see ARTstor's statement.

Open Access Images

This is the public wiki for the Smithsonian's Web and New Media strategy process with links to information regarding public domain images and image licensing from museums.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

a database of 13,296,988 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute