Image Licensing

Image Licensing

The Barnes Foundation welcomes the use of images of our collection, but we ask that you respect our rights and reproductions policies as you proceed.

If you are interested in using an image from the Barnes collection, please refer to the Foundation's Image Reproduction policy before submitting your request. Please note that not all items in the collections have been photographed. The Barnes reserves the right to deny requests when the number of images requested is considered excessive.

Study and Personal Use

Images for study and presentation purposes or those for personal use may be ordered with a completed Study Image Request Form.


Rights and Reproduction

If you wish to include a Barnes image in print, electronic, or broadcast media, please email your request with the following details included:

  • For-profit/non-profit status of requesting institution.
  • Title, author(s), publisher, media format(s).
  • Expected publication date, print run, and distribution.
  • Image reproduction size (i.e. 1/4, 1/2, full-page, cover).

Fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants can expect a response within 1–2 weeks.



Occasionally, images may be licensed for use on merchandise. The integrity of objects from the collection must be preserved in all reproductions, therefore all licensed product designs are subject to the Foundation’s approval prior to their publication and marketing.

Submit a Request

All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by faxing a form and description to the attention of the Visual Resources Manager at 215.278.7269.