Images for publication

Images Available at No Cost for Scholarly Publication

Art Images for College Teaching (AICT)
Art historian and photographer Allan T. Kohl provides these images "to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication." For complete details, including citation, see the license.
British Museum
More than half a million objects are currently represented by images in the British Museum Collection Database Online. The British Museum's Free Image Service makes them available for academic publishing, subject to certain conditions.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Image Library
"Public Domain High Resolution Images": art and artifacts from around the world, from ancient to modern periods; images offered free, without restriction except for attribution.
Victoria and Albert Museum Collections
This world-class museum of art and design provides high resolution images for limited print runs, and subject to certain conditions.
Yale University Art Gallery
The Yale University Art Gallery website states, "Upon request, selected images are available free of charge to scholars who are publishing journal articles, publications with small print runs, electronic reference materials, or classroom materials."

Images Available with Fee-based Licensing

Art Resource
"Art Resource is the world's largest fine art stock photo archive, licensing authorized images to all media." --Website.
  • Handles licensing of images from many major world museums
  • Prices vary with publishing requirements, print runs, etc.
  • Research assistance available from Art Resource staff
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
High quality reproductions for editorial or commercial use are available.