Contact the image library for high-resolution digitised scans and photographic prints of The National Archives' images, and for details of reproduction fees for commercial publication, display or broadcast.
There is no online ordering system for the image library. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 20 8392 5225
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Image reproduction rights
The image library deals with two types of rights.
One-off reproduction fees
Reproduction fees are charged for one-off usage of images in books, magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, exhibitions and on the web.
Email email@example.com with details of proposed usage:
- For books: print run, size on the page, rights territories
- For broadcast media: number of transmissions, rights territories
- For exhibition: size of images, duration of display
Images can be used on gifts, new media, CD-ROMs, DVDs, homewares, clothing, stationery and calendars or anything else!
Our standard royalty is 7 per cent of net sales revenue (or 10 per cent for product development). An advance of royalties is also normally payable. For smaller production runs an equivalent one-off fee is calculated and payable on licence signature.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal. Please include details of product(s), quantity or production run, wholesale/retail prices, rights territories, and so on.
We can also suggest images for inspiration, or arrange for you to visit us at Kew to view our unique collection of images.