Management of Photographic Material

The Benaki Museum has a special service for managing photographic material, with permanent associates who are assigned to photograph objects from the Museum Collections and to copy archival photographs.

Ordering Photographic Material

Interested parties can send an order to the Museum (by post, e-mail or fax) for photographic material (black-and-white and coloured pictures, transparencies, slides and digital images) of objects in its permanent collections and/or they can request a copy of shots taken by earlier and contemporary Greek photographers that are contained in the Museum’s Photographic Archive.

It is essential that particulars be included of the identity of the Museum object to be photographed or of the photograph from its Photographic Archive collection (source, display case, caption, photographer, etc.) as well as the use for which the requested photograph is intended (research, publication, etc.)

The photographic material is on loan to the user and must be returned within four months.

Attached is the User’s Licence which must be signed and sent by post or fax to the following relevant address:

1. User’s Licence for photographs of objects from the Benaki Museum collections:
Benaki Museum
1 Koumbari str.
GR - 106 74 Athens
Tel: +30 210 3671024
Fax: + 30 210 3622547

2. User’s Licence for material from the Photographic Archive:
Photographic Archive
138 Pireos & Andronikou St.
GR - 118 54 Athens
Tel: +30 210 7211033
Fax: + 30 210 345 3743

The unauthorized commercial use or publication of this material is prohibited by the law on copyrights and intellectual property. See Conditions of Use for the material.

The user must pay the Benaki Museum reproduction fees for the use of the photographic material, as well as copyright fees for publication according to their use (educational, scientific, commercial, advertising, etc.

The Museum covers the postal costs for ordinary mail, but if the material is to be sent by registered or express mail, the charges are paid by the recipient.

Methods of paying the fees

Reproduction and publication fees must be paid before the material is sent, in one of the following ways:
  • payment in cash or by cheque issued to "Benaki Museum"
  • deposit in the Benaki Museum account
(Information: Accounts Office, +30 210 367-1016/17).