Picture Library

The Picture Library can help you with finding and using high quality imagery of the works from our collection, sites, and exhibitions.

You can browse and search for a particular work, artist or collection using our Collection search. We are always available to research in our offline archive to find the right images for your requirements. For an additional fee, you can arrange for new photography of any object from our collection.

Licensing Images

Please read our Public Task Statement.

If you would like to reproduce an image from our collections, please complete and return our Licensing Form.

Ordering prints of works from the collection

If you are looking for prints of works from the collection you can order them online on our Prints Service website. If you can’t find what you are looking for, do get in touch at the address above and we will do our best to help.

Contact the Picture Library

For questions about copyright, using a BMAG image or any other enquiries, email us picture.library@birminghammuseums.org.uk  or call on +44 (0)121 348 8074. 

The postal address is: Picture Library, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH, UK

Photography inside Birmingham Museums sites

  • Birmingham Museums Trust welcomes its visitors to take photographs or video for personal, non-commercial use at all of its venues.
  • You are only allowed to use tripods or flash photography with prior arrangement. You are welcome to use handheld equipment.
  • Special terms and conditions may apply for temporary exhibitions and displays - in this case you will see a request not to take photographs in that gallery or space. Please consult with a member of staff who will be able to advise if you are unsure.
  • Photography may be limited at times due to volume of visitors and is not allowed in areas where children are using the galleries.

Professional Filming and Photography

For professional photography and filming or for the use of your photos in any projects please see Press & Media for information and contact details.