Permission to Use Magnes Images

Thank you for reading this page and for wanting to reproduce images from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life! 

If you are inquiring about permissions to use images by artist Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), please note that The Magnes only grants licenses for images of artworks that are part of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection at The Magnes itself. For an entire list of Szyk works in the collection, please search The Magnes database by entering the collection's accession root number "2017.5.1" in the "Identifying numbers" search field (access the database by clicking here).

If you are inquiring about permissions to use images from the recently acquired Roman Vishniac archive, please note that this large collection is currently undergoing a comprehensive inventory, and that requests will begin to be considered after the inventory is complete. You can read about the gift of the Vishniac archive by clicking here
If your request involves research in the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, please fill out an online Reference Form.

More information about our Collection Services, including a list of search tools, is available here

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