Image Service, Library & Archives
NB: IMAGE SERVICES AND RESOURCES WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THE END OF 2021.
We will continue to serve researchers, thesis writers, people planning artwork for publications and everyone interested in our collections in 2022.
COLLECTION SERVICES OF THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY CLOSED IN 2021
The Finnish Museum of Photography’s collection and image services will be closed until the end of 2021 due to the renovation of the museum and large exhibition and research projects.
Kysy museolta (Ask the Museum) web service is open as usual for queries.
Closed until the end of 2021
Loans (agreed loans will be delivered)
Resources at the Cable Factory
Library and archive
If you need photographs for a publication or exhibition
- Browse our free to use images on Flickr
- Browse the Uusi Suomi newspaper images for non-commercial use in the Kuvia kaikille service
- For alternative images, browse the collections of other Finnish museums, libraries and archives in the finna.fi portal. The Finnish Heritage Agency and the Helsinki City Museum, for example, have extensive image archives online.
If you wish to donate material to the Finnish Museum of Photography
- Please come back to us in 2022.
If you have a question regarding photography
- Enter the question into our Kysy museolta (Ask the Museum) web service.
Are you looking for images related to a certain topic? The museum’s experts will help you find what you are looking for. Before further inquiries, make sure you have as much information on the subject, theme, date and photographer of the material you are looking for. Customers can order digital files of images from our collections for research and publication purposes. The use of some of the material in the collections may be restricted.
For each order the museum and customer sign a contract. After the order is confirmed, it is charged according to our price list and terms regarding the use of the images. The customer will cover extra costs caused by, for example, packaging, mailing or bank transactions.
The prices below cover the use of a single image. A digitizing cost of 20 €/picture will be charged for images which have not yet been digitized.
The rights for the pictures are given on a single-use basis. Further uses must be negotiated separately.
Journals and daily newspapers 70 €
Illustrations for books 70–120 €
Book cover 140 €
Web pages, one-time payment of 30–100 €
Television, one-time payment of 60–100 €
Post cards, posters (depending on the size of the print run) 140–550 €
Small circulation printed works 30–120 €
Labels, packaging, calendars, brochures etc. 360–800 €
Advertising (the prize depends on the visibility of the campaign)
Printed image 420–800 €
Web commercials 120–600 €
Television and movie theaters 420–800 €
Outdoor advertising 800–2500 €
Digital file for exhibition use 50 €
Publications of non-profit cultural organizations etc. 10 €
Re-use of a previously used image -50 %
Information service (for example manual information retrieval, if over half an hour) 60 €/h
Conservation 60 €/h
Preparation of image files (photographing or scanning) 50 €/h
Image processing 50 €/h
Black and white photographs can be proofed. The price is dictated by work hours and materials used.
Right of use
The rights to the pictures are given on a single-use basis. The right of use cannot be sold or transferred. The Finnish Museum of Photography and the photographer must be credited for the use of the image. The customer has the responsibility of acting in compliance with Finnish laws on copyrights and protection of privacy. (Copyright law 446/1995, law 1654/1995, law 821/2005 copyright act 574/1995)
The photographs cannot be processed or cropped without permission. Images must be returned after use. Digital files cannot be archived, copied or distributed without permission.
Time of delivery
Small orders (1–5 images) will be delivered within a week. Urgent orders will charge an extra of 10–50%. Delivery time of larger orders may vary.
The term of payment is 14 days. Delays in payment are charged with an interest rate in accordance with the Finnish Interest Act.
Compensations for damages
Unauthorized use of images will be charged according to our price-list +100%. Damaged, destroyed or lost material will be charged equal to manufacturing costs +50€.
Researches and publications
The customer will be asked to donate a copy of the research or publication, which uses images from the museum’s collections, to the museum’s library.