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If you intend to publish or publicly exhibit your work, you must first request permission to publish from us as most of the material that we hold is subject to Crown Copyright. In cases where we have already published archival material online, it is instead covered by a Creative Commons license, and you are welcome to use it without seeking permission. We define a ‘publication’ as anything made publicly available in the following formats:

  • book

  • periodical/magazine

  • brochure/leaflet

  • exhibition captions

  • poster

  • film, tv, video

  • art work

  • electronic or digital format

  • online use such as websites

  • other formats