Photographic Service

The photo library of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium manages thousands of high quality images that are available for professionals, researchers and individuals.

Photography plays a fundamental role in the management of a museum collection. The digital images are produced to international standards, in order to ensure a high level of quality, and reproductions that are as faithful as possible to the original works. These images are available for different types of commercial or research use, or for private individuals.

Unless otherwise labelled, all the images used come from the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Brussels). The RMFAB have tried to locate and inform the copyright holders. If you nevertheless believe that a copyright statement is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to contact us.

If image material is reproduced, rights to which are held by the Museums (reproduction right), written permission must be requested from the Museums and the costs of use paid.

Reproductions of works of art belonging to the RMFAB collections, should carry the following Copyright:© Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels / photographer’s name

Where the artist is alive or has been dead less than seventy years ago, the artist, his heirs or his legal representatives may assert rights to the reproduction of the artwork (copyright). To settle any attendant fee, the applicant must himself contact the relevant party or management companies such as SABAM or SOFAM.

Ordering of images - collections: price list (PDF)

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