Policy Statements

Copyright and Reproduction of Works

The National Galleries of Scotland is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the reproduction of content on the National Galleries of Scotland website is done with the full consent of copyright owners. Copyright details appear either beneath the corresponding image or in the rollover text of that image.

Please address any queries in this respect to:

Copyright Department
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
70 Belford Road

Email: copyright@nationalgalleries.org
Telephone: +44 (0)131 624 6258/6260

The contents of this website can be viewed for your enjoyment, so you may access and download the contents on a temporary basis for the sole purposes of viewing.

However, the following acts are prohibited in respect of any of the content featured on this website:

  • public display or performance
  • any form of reproduction whatsoever, including without limitation, the extraction and/or storage in any retrieval system or inclusion in any other computer program or work
  • any reproduction whatsoever of details, alterations and adaptations of works

Reproducing content from the National Galleries of Scotland website
Please note that copyright on all content comprising or contained within this website remains with National Galleries of Scotland and other copyright owners as specified.

If you wish to reproduce any images of works featured in this website, you should first contact the National Galleries of Scotland Picture Library, who can supply an image (digital or print) and arrange appropriate reproduction rights.

It is your responsibility to obtain permission from copyright holders or their agents before a reproduction of works or any other content is made, or this will constitute an infringement of copyright.

Flickr Commons
National Galleries of Scotland joined Flickr Commons in January 2009.

All images on The Commons are marked ‘no known copyright restrictions’. This means that National Galleries of Scotland is unaware of any current copyright restrictions for displaying this selection of photographs from our collection within the Flickr website, either because National Galleries of Scotland owns the copyright, or the term of copyright has expired, or because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply.

If you make use of a photograph from The Commons, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

For obtaining high quality digital files or printed reproductions of photographs contained within Flickr Commons, or to find out more about copyright terms for the reproduction of specific works in National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, please visit the Picture Library section of this site.

Orphan Works
The National Galleries of Scotland are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Extensive efforts are made to establish the rightful copyright holders of artworks in the collection; however despite this we are still unable to trace certain copyright holders. For a list of Artists for whom we cannot find the rights holder please visit the Policy Statement page on Orphan works.