Staff of Bassano Studios, 22 December 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Staff of Bassano Studios, 22 December 1950 ©National Portrait Gallery, London

In August 2012, the National Portrait Gallery made over 53,000 low-resolution images available free-of-charge to non-commercial users through a standard Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives (BY-NC-ND) licence.

The Gallery is committed to making more of the collection available in this way, and has now released an extra 27,895 images. This includes 4,795 images from the National Photographic Record (including photographs by Walter Stoneman, Walter Bird and Godfrey Argent), and 23,100 images from the Bassano Studios collection (including photographs by Bassano, Elliott & Fry and Vandyk).

The Gallery continues to digitise photographs from these collections, and extra images will be released under the same licence, as they become available.

National Portrait Gallery makes more images available through Creative Commons license