Reproduction of Still Images, Cartographic Records, Sound Recordings and Moving Images
Thank you for your interest in the Royal BC Museum and BC Archives collections. To obtain a reproduction from the still images, cartographic records and/or sound recordings and moving images collections, please complete and submit this form. Once it is received, a staff member will contact you and provide you with the final quote and payment option.
The Copyright Act applies to materials that are part of Royal BC Museum and Archives collections; this includes but is not limited to still images, documents, cartographic records, sound recordings and moving images. Copies provided by the Royal BC Museum and Archives may only be used for the purpose of research or private study, and any use of the copy for a purpose other than research or private study may require you to obtain the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question.
The RBCM endorses Article 31 of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). Please note that some archival material may be culturally sensitive. It is your responsibility to seek permission to use records from the community and/or cultural rights holder of the record. Please treat records with care, and consider the cultural protocols of the people and places depicted as you use them.
Digital copies - clients/researchers have the option of downloading the low-resolution online photos from the BC Archives website at no cost, or a higher resolution digital copy of the photo may be purchased. The cost is $20.00 per file. Please note that some photographic material may require digitization first before copies can be provided.
It may take 20-30 business days to process your order, dependent on current request volumes. Please note that requests for Indigenous material may take longer as the Indigenous Collections department has many requests to review. We appreciate your patience.
The RBCM is committed to providing copies of Indigenous cultural heritage to Indigenous people and organizations at no cost. Are you:
Description of material and call/catalogue numbers
Provide a detailed description of the material requested, including title and item/call/archives code/catalogue number for each item (Photo e.g., "Jean Caux, or Cataline, Item/Call # A-02039, Archives Code/Catalogue # HP005141; audio e.g., Item #AAAB___; film e.g., Item # AAAA____).
Need more information? Visit the BC Archives to search collections.
Please use the following credit line when using images of archival material:
“Image _________ courtesy of the BC Archives”
The Patron shall place the credit line in the applicable location:
Published Materials: the credit line shall be on the same page or the page facing the Image or on a separate photo credits page. Each image must be credited and include a call number or catalogue number from the BC Archives.
Films, Filmstrips and Video Presentations: the credit line shall be located in the program tail credits.
Exhibitions: the credit shall be located in the exhibition area either directly below or adjacent to the Image.
Web use: the credit shall be located either adjacent to the image or in a “Sources of Illustrations/Images” section.