The RA’s Copyright Policy
The Royal Academy of Arts is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights. We make every reasonable effort to ensure that all material on our website has been approved by copyright holders, whilst protecting our own copyright, so that we can fully use and promote our assets including the works in our Collection.
In order to encourage public access to our Collection, wherever possible, we provide on our website a low resolution image of the works in our Collection for reuse under the Creative Commons non-commercial licence named below.
What is copyright?
Copyright is an intellectual property right which enables the copyright holder to permit or prohibit copying of material such as images or text. Ownership of an image or text does not necessarily entail ownership of copyright.
Permissions and prohibitions
Wherever possible, images of works in the RA’s Collection may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivative Licence unless otherwise indicated. This means that you are welcome to reuse and share images of the works in our Collection which we have licensed under this particular licence for your non-commercial purposes and as long as you do not alter or change the images. More about our selected Creative Commons licence can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
When using images of our works in this way, please ensure you acknowledge the copyright holder of the material and for images, and any credit line stated.
Images of works from our Collection and other content on this website which are not licensed under a Creative Commons licence, can only be used in the UK under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. For example, content can be used for personal use, pages can be printed for domestic use and teachers can print pages for educational purposes. Audio and video recordings can be downloaded for personal non-commercial use only. More about the exceptions to copyright can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright
Unless otherwise permitted above, please contact us in relation to any of the following:
• Public performance or display using material from our website;
• Sale, rental, leasing or lending of material on the website;
• Republication of site content in any other medium;
• Reproduction, extraction, manipulation or storage of site content in any retrieval system, website or computer programme
If you are using images of our Collection items in jurisdictions other than the UK, please check your applicable local laws. Further, if you wish to make use of any other content from our website, the onus rests with you to ensure that you are not infringing your country's copyright law or in breach of the applicable Creative Commons Licence.
Copyright in all materials, work or content featured on our website remains the property of the Royal Academy of Arts unless stated otherwise.
Our trademarks and logos
The trademarks and logos of the Royal Academy of Arts are registered. Their use is not permitted without the prior written consent of the RA.
Links within our website may lead to other websites. These are intended for your convenience and to facilitate exploration of the internet. The RA does not sponsor, endorse, guarantee or approve any information, statement or opinion appearing on websites to which such links exist.
Images of many of the works in the RA’s Collection are available in high resolution and/or for commercial use from the RA’s Picture Library. If you would like to enquire about obtaining such an image, please email email@example.com or write to:
Royal Academy of Arts
London W1J 0BD
Take Down Policy
The RA reserves the right to remove any image or content from its website at any time.
If you have any queries regarding the copyright of material on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
The RA Web Editor
Royal Academy of Arts
The information you provide us with will be used only in connection with this enquiry.