Image taken from page 58 of 'Fringilla. Some tales in verse ... Pictured by Louis Fairfax Muckley. With III drawings by John Linton'.
Find this and over one million other copyright free images on the British Library Photostream.
The Library has a collection of film, television and video games available to borrow.
To search the collection go to Discover and on the Advanced Search screen choose which format you would like the results to be, e.g. DVD video, sound recording, etc.
An online collection of 30 years worth of audio content called Audio Arts. This was established by British artist Bill Furlong in 1972 who captured sound art and recorded interviews with world famous artists. More than 900 individual artists are included in the collection, such as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys and Tracey Emin.
Even if an image is "free" it should still be acknowledged if you use it. A Harvard reference for an online image would look like this:
Norfolk, S. (2016) Oscar Niemeyer staircase [Online image]. Available from: <http://www.simonnorfolk.com/meanderings/meander-01> [Accessed 24 July 2021].
You can find guidelines for referencing images and other sources on Skills for Learning.
The showcase for art in every UK public collection and is a collaboration between over 3,250 British institutions.
Artworks by British artists bought to demonstrate the very best in contemporary British practice in all medias. Over 8,500 works of British art can be found on the website.
The British Library has uploaded over one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr. The images are maps, geological diagrams, illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and more scanned from 65,000 volumes held by the British Library and they can be used and adapted for any purpose.
More than 800,000 images from the British Museum’s Collections.
Explore over 58 million digital resources, including artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
Getty Images is a photobank of stock images and photographs, made available for use in websites, blogs and social media platforms through their embed tool (only currently works when off-campus).
The J. Paul Getty Trust makes freely available all digital images to which it holds the rights, or that are in the public domain, to be used for any purpose. Currently, there are more than 140,000 images.
Content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to provide high-resolution images of their artworks.
Over 27,000 high-quality images available for viewing, including thousands you can download for personal, scholarly or commercial use. The collections of this museum comprise paintings, sculpture, decorative and industrial design, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as textiles and fashion arts.
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE magazine's photo archive, from the 1750s to today. Images include famous personalities as well as photos of historical and cultural events.
View highlights of The Met’s collections spanning more than 5,000 years of art, and also go to the Open Access Artworks for more than 406,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works that may be downloaded for non-commercial use.
Online collection of over 8,500 artists and 81,000 works.
The entire catalogue of over 92,000 artworks available to view online.
The entire collection of over 2,300 paintings.
The most extensive collection of portraits in the world with over images 145,000 online.
The complete digitized collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection, home to some of the world’s most important holdings of Asian art.
A compilation of openly licensed image collections from several cultural institutions. All of those listed contain images that can be freely used without restriction.
A free resource for students studying the visual component of mass media, taking advertising in women’s magazines as its focus. It includes extracts from the original PhD research from 1975, together with updates from 2012 and 2018. It also provides guidance on methodology, a comprehensive gallery of advertisements from both periods and draws conclusions about the changes in female stereotypes over the intervening decades.
Browse 664,774 works of art from the Dutch national gallery.
Search over 14 million records from the world’s largest museum, with more than 3 million containing online images, video and sound files.
All works from the national collection of British art from 1500 to today, plus international modern and contemporary art.
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the US National Gallery of Art. More than 51,000 open access digital images are available free of charge for download and use.
Over 783,000 images from the V&A collections.
Thousands of freely licensed digital books, artworks, photos and images of historical library materials and museum objects.