Museum image fees (ctd.)

January 8 2018

Image of Museum image fees (ctd.)

Picture: British Museum

I'm looking forward to meeting John Glen MP, the arts minister, later this week to discuss museum image fees. One of the things we'll be focusing on is the way so many UK museums define 'academic' so tightly that nothing academic can in fact qualify for a free or discounted image. For example, here is the British Museum explicitly defining academic publications as 'commercial'.

The sad thing is, the British Museum used to be one of the most generous at giving free images to scholars.

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