Image Licensing

The Magnes creates, organizes, and disseminates a broad range of digital images that document its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings about Jewish art and life in the Global Diaspora and the American West.

The Magnes Collection offers publication permissions as well as high resolution digital reproductions of material. This Permission is ineffective without the approval of an authorized representative of The Magnes.

Objects from the Collection

Once you have determined which items in The Magnes Collection you would like to obtain images and permissions for, please send an email containing a detailed request listing titles, accession numbers, and the reasons for your request, to

Arthur Szyk Images

The Magnes grants licenses for images of artworks that are part of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. To access the entire list of Szyk works in The Magnes Collection database, search 2017.5.1 in the identifying numbers field.

Roman Vishniac Images

This large collection is currently undergoing a comprehensive inventory. Requests will begin to be considered after the inventory is complete. Learn more about the gift of the Vishniac archive.

The Magnes charges production and use fees for images supplied for publication, exhibition, or distribution in any format (print or electronic). Publications with very large press runs and/or high profile exposure may be subject to higher negotiated fees. Additional research fees may apply. These fees support The Magnes in its mission to build, preserve, and provide access to its collection.

All reproduction rights are retained by The Magnes for its photographic images, films, and sound recordings, unless they are already in the public domain. The Magnes reserves the right to restrict the use of reproduction of rare or sensitive materials and to refuse permission for inappropriate use.

All permissions to reproduce are given with the understanding that the requestor sends one copy of the publication to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California Berkeley, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94720-6300.

If your request involves research in the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, please fill out an online Reference Form.

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