Image and digitisation services

The Royal Academy of Music has a unique collection of various historic objects and documents. Many of the images from the Academy’s collections are available to purchase and licence for personal, academic and commercial use. We also undertake new photography by special order.

Image sales and licensing
For all commercial sales and licensing requests relating to our images please contact our suppliers Lebrecht Music and Arts at

For non-commercial and academic requests, to order any of our images please download and complete our image order questionnaire form and return by e-mail to:

Material supplied by the Royal Academy of Music is subject to our terms and conditions.

Academy’s Online Library Catalogue
You can also search the Academy’s library catalogue which includes over 200,000 items. If you require images from the library’s holdings, please email

Image feature

Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, ‘Viotti ex-Bruce’ photographed using Canon 5D MII

Violin back shown under UV light and Flash

Ultra Violet Lighting
Lens: EF85mm f/1.8 USM
Aperture: F9
Shutter speed: 30 seconds
ISO: 100


Flash Lighting
Lens: EF85mm f/1.8 USM
Aperture: F9
Shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 100

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