Our Picture Library comprises around half a million photographic images and artworks, which date from the early 19th century to the latter part of the 20th century.
Our images are used in the publishing, broadcasting, advertising and education industries.
Contact the Picture Library via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on +44 (0) 20 7591 3063.
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The licensing of images for commercial use goes through Getty Images. Over 15,000 images can be searched by keyword.
To request use of our images for research purposes, in academic publications, for family history, or other strictly not-for-profit projects please contact as directly to email@example.com
Search our online catalogue
Only a selection of our photographs and artworks have been digitised. Records of all the images in our collection can be viewed online.
Scanning and photography
Scanning and photography of images is subject to the condition of the original and an appropriate fee.
Our film collection is stored at the British Film Institute (BFI) and footage is licensed through their Archival Footage Sales department. Please contact them directly.