Images and Reproduction Rights

Welcome to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Image Library

The Barber Institute Image Library undertakes photography of works from the collection and supplies images in accordance with the following scale of charges and subject to our terms and conditions of use, found at the end of the Image Request forms below.

Search the Barber Institute’s collection online as part of the University’s Online Collections.

Reproduction requests

If you would like to reproduce a high resolution image in colour for commercial or editorial use, or for non-commercial exhibitions and displays, please obtain the image from the Bridgeman Art Library, the fine art agency who acts on our behalf:



Tel: +44(0)20 7727 4065

Please note that Bridgeman can enable you to reproduce images for the following uses:

  • Publishing (print and/or digital)
  • TV and film
  • Commercial/promotional/advertising (including corporate marketing e.g. fliers, direct mail, invitations, and billboard/outdoor displays)
  • Products and merchandise (including greeting cards)
  • Web and apps (including editorial or corporate/promotional websites, social media and handheld museum tour guides)

If Bridgeman does not have the image, or if you will be using the image for academic/study (i.e. teaching resource, lecture, unpublished thesis) or personal use, please contact us with a completed Image Request form:

Click here for an Image Request form - editorial use (for images not listed on Bridgeman)

Click here for an Image Request form - commercial use (for images not listed on Bridgeman)

Click here for an Image Request form - no fee (academic/study or personal use)

Click here for an Image Request form - other 

Photographic service charges

We do not charge for image requests when the image will be used for academic/study or personal use. However, permission for use still needs to be obtained using the appropriate form above. For all other usage, please see the following charges:

  • Our charges are the same as those stated on Bridgeman
  • If there is no image of the artwork, we will need to commission photography and charge client £40 in addition to normal reproduction rate

Copyright and terms of image use

For reproductions of works of art in the Barber Institute’s permanent collection, please use the credit line:

© The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.

In some cases the work itself 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.

The terms and conditions of image use and reproduction is stated at the end of each Image Request form.


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