You’ve found a really nice image in Te Papa’s Collections Online pages and you’re wondering whether you can use it… We’ve just made it easier for you to tell. And we’ve released a bunch of images for reuse if you meet certain conditions.
You can copy, use and share the images with the rights statements Creative Commons BY-NC-ND or No Known Copyright Restrictions if you meet these conditions:
- You must attribute the image;
- Your use is non-commercial;
- Don’t change the image i.e. no cropping, no overprinting, no derivative works
If you want to use the image commercially or the rights statement is All Rights Reserved you need to contact the Te Papa Picture Library. Fees for image use may apply.
Where is the rights statement?
The rights statement is underneath the image in the object page in Collections Online. The All rights reserved statement is the default. It’s a big job to check every image so I’m rolling this out in sections. Check out the Natural Environment collection areas and the older images in the Photography collection for a start.
How do I copy the image?
Right-click on the image and choose “Save Picture as” (or the equivalent for your browser).
If you want to use the image in a website or blog, you can also choose to use our image directly. Right click on the image, go to properties, and copy the Address (URL) of the image.
How do I attribute the image?
You must include the caption information, and credit Te Papa as the image source when you use Te Papa’s images. Here are some examples of captioning and crediting Te Papa prefers.
Natural environment example:
Rough pomfret, Taractes asper Lowe, 1843, collected 29 Jul 1994, Outer Bay of Plenty, Alderman Trough west of Koruenga Knoll, New Zealand. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa under a CC BY-NC-ND licence (P.031284)
Pressure sprayer, about 1910, New Zealand. A. & T. Burt, Ltd. Purchased 2008. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa under a CC BY-NC-ND licence (GH011797)
Railway Workshops – Petone, 1880 – 1889, New Zealand. Burton Brothers. Purchased 1998. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (O.009829)
[Expedition party led by Quintin McKinnon], 1888, Dunedin. Frederick Muir, Muir & Moodie. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (C.001879)
Not sure if your use is non-commercial?
I’m writing a blog post with some case studies to help you figure this out and I’ll link to it here when I’ve posted it. If you’re still not sure ask the Te Papa Picture Library.
Want to alter the image?
Ask the Te Papa Picture Library (charges apply)
Want a larger image?
Ask the Te Papa Picture Library(charges apply)
Te Papa Picture Library?
Contact the Te Papa Picture Library by clicking the “Buy or Licence This Image” link below the image in Collections Online and fill in the form.
PS – If you do end up using Te Papa’s images I’d love it if you’d let me know. A comment with a link to your post or project would be great!
Edit: 10 November 2011 - I’ve added the registration number of each collection item into the creditline. The registration number is the unique number used to identify objects and specimens in Te Papa’s collections.