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Find and buy pictures from our unique collections

Who We Are

Welcome to the Ashmolean Museum Image Library.

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

Browse more than 20,000 object images for licensing, from ancient Egyptian mummies to Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

What We Offer

Our Image Library gives you instant access to thousands of images from the Ashmolean Museum's collections. Start with the search box, above, or browse the categories, below.

Our Online Collection

There are currently more than 190,000 object records available to browse or search in our online collection, and we are adding and updating records every month.

Can't find what you're looking for here, on our Image Library site? Search our Online Collection and Contact Us about new photography.

Contact Us

Is there an Ashmolean image you have seen but are unable to find?
Or do you have enquiries regarding permissions, or a more general question?

Our experienced Picture Library team have an excellent knowledge of our collections and can help you find the right images for your project. We are open for business Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, and the team is regularly monitoring emails.

To find out more, or to contact us about images for Press use, or about licensing, please visit our About Us page.


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