Picture Library

Find out how to obtain an image from the collections for private use, or how to clear permission to reproduce images commercially.

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Prints, canvases and cards from our collection

We offer high quality prints, canvases and cards from our collection. Choose from a wide selection of paintings and drawings. Prints are available in a range of sizes and frames and are delivered directly to your door, all around the world.

Bowse the collection and order online here.

Picture Library

We can supply colour and black and white images of many works in our collections for private use or reproduction. Please remember that any reproduction or copying of our works needs to be properly authorised.

If you are looking for inspiration, feel free to search the collection and contact us with your specific request to see if the image is available for your use.

Photographs for Private Use

If you would like a one-off photograph for private study or non-commercial research, we can supply works from the collection as colour or black and white photographs.

For details of image availability, current prices, available paper sizes and ordering information, please download the photograph prices and order form. Please print out and complete the photograph order form and return it to us by fax or post.


Permission to reproduce works from our collections can only be granted if you have obtained the image from us. For legal reasons and quality concerns, permission cannot be given for images to be taken from books, magazines, postcards or other printed material or from the website. For full details please download our current fees and charges for reproduction, our reproduction application form and our terms and conditions. To obtain images and request permission please print and complete the reproduction application form and return it to us by fax or post.

For use of images on websites, DVDs, CD-Roms or other digital use please see our terms and conditions. For further details please download our current fees and charges for electronic use and the electronic publishing application form.

Need help finding the right image? Please contact us.


We actively look to promote our collections and we welcome proposals for commercial licensing. We are always interested in your ideas and are happy to discuss them. We can negotiate contracts for an upfront fee or on a royalty basis.

If you or your company have any ideas for products based on our collections and are interested in a commercial licensing deal, please contact us.

Income from Manchester Art Gallery Picture Library is used to help support the core work of Manchester City Galleries, enabling us to continue with our educational aims, exhibitions programme and conservation work.

Further information

For more information about any aspect of licensing or reproduction please contact Tracey on:
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8863
Email: t.walker@manchester.gov.uk

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