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PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES IN PHOTOGRAPHS DATABASE

National Archives of Singapore displays selected photographic images in the Photographs Database for the purpose of research and reference. If you wish to use or reproduce any of these photographic images, first check ‘conditions governing access’ that is displayed with each image. To find out more about ‘conditions governing access’, kindly go to the section below titled "COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS CONDITIONS".

Unauthorised use or reproduction of the photographs or photographic images in the Photographs Database is not permitted. All photographic images in the Photographs Database are watermarked.

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ORDERING PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES IN PHOTOGRAPHS DATABASE

To acquire a non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, non-transferable right to use and reproduce the photographic images in our Photographs Database, please send National Archives of Singapore the Image Reproduction Order Form and provide details of the photographic images you wish to order in Annex 1 of the form (image details are available by clicking on the selected photographic images).

You can email the completed Photographic Image Reproduction Order Form and Annex 1 to National Archives of Singapore. Email to nas_photo_service@nlb.gov.sg.

No ownership or copyright in any image shall pass to the requestor or user as a result of National Archives of Singapore providing the images to the requestor or user.

The photographic images may not be used for any unlawful purpose or use or to defame any person or violate any person’s right of privacy or in any manner contrary to the public interest.

You may also visit the Archives Reading Room of the National Archives of Singapore, located at Level 11 of the National Library Building from 9 October 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.nas.gov.sg/Archives-Reading-Room

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ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS GOVERNING USAGE

For photographic images under 2 and 3 in the section "COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS CONDITIONS", National Archives of Singapore is unable to provide you with the photographic images unless permission is obtained by the user or requestor from the copyright owner. Please refer to section LIST OF COPYRIGHT OWNERS for the list of copyright owners. Certain names are not included as National Archives of Singapore needs to protect their privacy. Please submit your order form first to National Archives of Singapore and we will advise you on contacting the rights owner(s).

In your application to seek permission from the copyright owners, please include the points stated in the section TEMPLATE FOR APPLICATION TO COPYRIGHT OWNER FOR PERMISSION.

Kindly also note the following:

  • Requestor and user agree to assume all responsibility for safekeeping and use of the copies of photographic images obtained from National Archives of Singapore. These should be used in a respectful manner without altering the photographic images in any manner. The copies provided by National Archives of Singapore must not be handed over to other parties by the requestor and they shall be properly destroyed once the original usage declared to National Archives of Singapore has been completed.
  • It is the requestor’s and user’s responsibility to ensure that any party engaged or employed or contracted to carry out work with the images do not retain the images after the work is completed and the images are not handed over to or transmitted to any other party.
  • Requestor and user must agree to display an acknowledgement or credit line as provided by National Archives of Singapore with each photographic image used or reproduced.
  • It is the requestor's and user's responsibility to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is the sole responsibility of the requestor and user.
  • An order is only formally placed with National Archives of Singapore(NAS) when NAS receives a properly completed order form and annex. An offer will be made by NAS in the form of a quotation for the photographic images that NAS can provide. NAS’s offer will automatically lapse after 3 months from the date of the quotation if the quotation is not accepted with NAS receiving payment for the order. Any subsequent request for images will have to be submitted through a fresh order form.
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CHARGES

Digital copies of photographic images will be provided only upon payment of an amount consisting of an Archival and Administrative Fees. Archival and Administrative Fees are charged in recognition of the cost of managing and preserving the photographs and in administering and servicing requests for copies of photographic images.

Orders for reproduction of archival photographs will be processed when all approvals for reproduction and use of the photographic images have been given and upon receipt of the applicable payment.

ARCHIVAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

Type 1
Archival and Administration Fee for non-commercial use at S$18.69 (exclusive of GST)
Type 2
Archival and Administration Fee for commercial use at S$504.67 (exclusive of GST)
Any other use not defined in Type 2 Archive Administration Fee For use in products that generate sales and revenue with the end-beneficiary being private companies/individuals.
For use within advertisements for private companies/individuals.

Notice: As of 31 May 2016, National Archives of Singapore will no longer provide prints.


What You Should Know Before You Place Your Order


  • After receiving payment for an order, 4 working days are required for the reproduction of digital images and for not more than 8 digital images per order. Bulk orders of more than 8 digital images might take longer, depending on the number of digital images ordered.
  • We seek your kind understanding of any delay in meeting orders for digital images should the Photo Service Team experience high volume of reproduction orders.
  • The Photo Service Team will deliver the digital images to you via electronic means.
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DOWNLOAD IMAGE REPRODUCTION FORM AND ANNEX 1

Image Reproduction Order Form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in)

Annex 1

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