How to make your request
You can make your request either in person, or online. If you wish to make your request in person, please look on the sidebar for the ‘Visiting in Person’ link to find out more.
If you wish to make your request online, please see below for the easy two-step process.
Review the following information to help you refine your area of enquiry, and thus help us search the database for you. This information is available on our Archives & Collections page in case you have not had a chance to see it:
- Category – a list of the types of objects available with us
- Artist – a list of all the artists whose work is represented in our collection
- Techniques – a list of all the techniques represented by our archive
- Studios/ Printers/ Publishers – often interchangeable, a list of all the studios, printers and/ or publishers whose work is available with us
- Printing locations – a list of all the printing locations represented by our collection
- Keywords – this document indicates the type of imagery depicted in our archives and will be useful in case, for instance, you wish to find all images that show government buildings. Each ‘root’ term has a ‘branch’ and ‘sub-branch’ which illustrates the hierarchy of terminology used. Each entry has a scope note to clarify its context and usage.
A member of our staff will get back to you with further details on the kinds of images that might meet your requirement, and may be able to email you search results of our database based on your email. Please note that we may ask you to request your referee to write to us endorsing your reasons for wishing to access our archive.
You can request us for 15 images, 5 multimedia clips, or 10 images + 5 multimedia clips in one request, free of charge. Images above 15 will incur a nominal fee. Please click here to see our table of fees to determine what might be applicable to you. Fees are both calculated and payable in INR. Details of payment methods and processing times, and cancellations & refunds are all available along with the fee chart.