Photographic services

Ordering new photography of collections

Please allow as much advance notice as possible; the Museum is a research and teaching department of the University of Oxford and cannot supply or create new images of its collections at very short notice.

Important information regarding access to research collections in 2024


  Using existing images

Existing images of the collections can be viewed via the Museum's online collections databases.

  For personal and teaching use

Screen quality images can be taken directly from the Museum databases, for personal use, private study, academic theses and student essays that are not being published, and free educational lectures or classes, in accordance with Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, meaning that you are free to share the material but must give appropriate credit to the Pitt Rivers Museum.

  For publication and exhibition

If you would like to reproduce an image of our collections online or in print, please complete a publication license application (linked below) with as much information as possible and send it to All images are supplied in digital format, either as TIFF or JPEG files. We aim to process all orders within 30 days.

  Order prints

Selected images from the historic photograph collection are available for order online as framed or unframed prints delivered to your door. A selection of around 700 images is also available to order online from the Bridgeman Art Library. These images have all been pre-cleared for editorial use.

  Bespoke photography

Where no suitable image of an object exists, we can produce new high-quality photography of the majority of objects in our collections. If you would like to order new photography, please complete the appropriate licence application form below and send it to Please note this will incur a minimum additional cost of £15 per image, and there may be a delay beyond 30 days for processing these requests.


You can pay via credit card on our online shop, or by invoice.

By credit card

By invoice

Please send completed forms to