Photographic Service

The photographic service 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.

 

PICTURE REQUESTS

 

AVAILABLE IMAGE FILES

Registers for available image files and reproducible archive documents:

The digitisation of the collections has not yet been completed. If you cannot find the image you are looking for, you cannot order it. Archive documents can be scanned upon request.


JPEG (ON AVERAGE 2000X2000 PIXELS, 300PPI)
  • Free of charge, request via e-mail.
  • Please provide us with sufficient information (artist name, title, inventory number) so that we can quickly find the image for you.

TIFF (ON AVERAGE 4500X4500 PIXELS, 300PPI)

 Form picture requests (PDF)

  • Filled-in request form can be sent via e-mail.
  • Art reproduction: €100, reproduction of archival document: €20
  • File format for professional use. We advise you to avoid re-use and always order the latest image version from the institution.

SCAN-ON-DEMAND (FOR ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY DOCUMENTS ONLY)

 Form picture requests (PDF)

  • Filled-in request form can be sent via e-mail.
  • Only TIFF: €50 per inventory or archive number under 10 scans. For more than 10 scans of the same inventory or archive number, an additional cost of €1 per additional scan will be charged.

 

COPYRIGHT AND SOURCE REFERENCE
  • We appreciate acknowledgement of the source (RMFAB, Brussels). If possible, please also mention the artist/author, the title, the identification number of the object and the photographer.
  • If the artist/the author of a text document or image document is still alive or died less than seventy years ago, the artist/author of the document, his heirs or legal representatives may claim copyright on the reproduction of the work of art/document. More information on how to arrange the right of use can be found, among other things, on the UNISONO website.
  • The RMFAB indemnifies itself against all third-party claims regarding the copyright or other rights, associated with the works whose reproductions were provided to the requestor.


IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH COMMUNITY AND ART LIBRARY

For professional and scientific printing, the library (RMFAB-LIBRARY, Museumstraat 9, 1000 Brussels) would like to receive one copy (per language). In this way you can contribute to the unique function of the museum as a research and information centre.

 

CONTACT

Museumstraat 9 - 1000 Brussels | +32 (0)2 508 32 59 | photo@fine-arts-museum.be