Image Request

The RISD Museum provides free access to digital images of public domain materials in its collections for any purpose. We want to our collection, scholarship, and interpretive content to be accessed, distributed, and reused by everyone. All existing images of collection works in the public domain are available for download on the collection pages.

To request high-resolution files or new photography, please send an email to and include your name and the object's accession number.


The Museum supports the protection of intellectual property, and the right to privacy by adhering to all applicable law. Users are solely responsible for determining the existence of any such law, including copyright, and for obtaining any permissions required for image use.


Please acknowledge the RISD Museum as the creator of the photography whenever possible with the following creditline: Courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

Please send along a gratis copies, web address, and PDFs of your materials created with our photography whenever possible. We would love to see what you are up to!

Image Request

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903