Image requests and reproduction rights

Reproduction of artworks

The holdings of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are documented in approx. 20,000 black-and-white photographs as well as a large number of colour photographs in high resolution for reproduction purposes.

Digital colour photographs

High-resolution images and reproduction rights for commercial and scientific purposes can be obtained from the bpk picture agency:
A large stock of colour photographs including reproduction rights is also available from the Artothek:

Images in the Online Collection

The Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen already offer more than 1000 images of works in the public domain with an edge length of 3000 pixels and a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-SA 4.0):

Press images and current news coverage

Press images related to current reporting as well as information on permits for photography and filming can be found in our press area.

Taking photos in the galleries

Photography - exclusively for private purposes - is permitted in the galleries of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne, Schack Sammlung, Museum Brandhorst and Branch Galleries in Bavaria) without flash or tripod.
Information on permits for journalistic or commercial photography and filming can be found in our press area.


Reproduction permissions granted by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen or the commissioned companies refer only to the photograph provided. Copyrights to the work of art - especially in the field of modern and contemporary art - must be specifically clarified in the case of publications! This also applies to privately taken photographs in the case of publication.


Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Richard-Wagner-Str. 1
80333 München
+49 (0)89 23805 0