Photo shop

Dear Sir, Madam,

The National Museum of Ethnology, is temporarily unable to honour request for photographs.  We hope to resume our services as soon as possible on a reduced basis. Please appreciate it will take some time to process your request.

The photo shop of the National Museum of Ethnology manages the archives of photos, slides and digital images of the objects in the museum's collection. Besides requests for photos of objects, you can also come here for photos from the media centre, consisting of approximately 300,000 photos, slides and negatives from tmore than 100 countries.

procedure for requesting photos

To request photos, contact the Photo shop by sending an e-mail to or call +31 (0)71-5168800.

When requesting photos, the following information is important:

  1. type of photo -for exemple: digital or slide
  2. intended use of the photo - for example: in an exhibition, book or magazine. If the photos are intended for publication, please send the following information also:
    a. type of publication - book, magazine etc.
    b. title of publication
    c. publication circulation
    d. name of publication author
  3. shipping/billing address

Please allow for about three weeks processing time.

For general information about the lending procedure, see the object lending procedure page.

Please contact the PR department for presspictures.