Ashmolean Museum Image Library

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, United Kingdom

The Ashmolean, Britain’s first museum, houses an extraordinarily diverse collection of over one million objects from across the world.

Over 125,000 images are available and our stock is continually expanding; over 20,000 are available to licence directly from our online image library.

Our Antiquities department contains internationally renowned archaeological collections with strengths in Prehistoric Europe, the Ancient Middle East, Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Minoan Aegean, Mycenaean, Classical Greece, Ancient Cyprus, the Roman world and Medieval Europe.

Our Western Art department houses outstanding collections of European fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present day. They include Old Master and later paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints – and continental ceramics, sculpture, silver, watches, rings and musical instruments.

Our Eastern Art department houses sculptures, textile, ceramics, drawings, prints and paintings from the Islamic Middle East, China, Japan, SE Asia, India and the Himalayas.

Our Coin Room is a leading international coin cabinet with strengths in the fields of Greek, Roman, Celtic, Byzantine, Medieval, Islamic and Chinese coinages. It also holds collections of paper money, tokens, jettons and commemorative medals.

The Ashmolean Cast Gallery is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved collections of casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the UK, containing nearly 1,000 plaster casts, statues, reliefs and architectural sculptures.

Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable team can offer the following services:

– Expert picture research within the Ashmolean’s collections, including loans and exhibitions

– High-resolution digital images and reproduction licences for all types of publication, display, advertising, merchandise, broadcasting and other media

– Low-resolution images for personal study, web use and presentations

– New photography commissions

– Print on Demand service via