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The information below is for reproduction of posters. If you wish to only obtain a black & white photocopy or black and white PC printout or microfilm reader printout, please visit the Archives Reading Room at Level 11 of the National Library Building from 9 October 2017. For more information, please visit


NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE displays selected posters in its collection for the purpose of research and reference. If you wish to use or reproduce a poster held in the collection of the NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE, 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 posters or poster images in the Posters Database is not permitted. All poster images in the Posters Database are watermarked.

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

You can email the completed Image Reproduction Order Form and Annex 1 to National Archives of Singapore. Email to

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 images may not be used for any unlawful purpose or use or to defame any person 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

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For poster images under 2 and 3 in the section "COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS CONDITIONS", National Archives of Singapore is unable to provide you with the poster images unless permission is obtained by the user or requestor from the copyright owner. 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 poster images obtained from National Archives of Singapore. These should be used in a respectful manner without altering the poster 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 poster 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 poster images that NAS can provide. NAS’s offer will automatically lapse after 2 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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Digital copies of poster 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 posters and in administering and servicing requests for copies of poster images.

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


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$600 (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

  • The digital images that NAS provide are dependent on the quality of pictures as received or as reproduced by vendors and their quality can vary. The digital images provided are of custom (not exhibition) quality and may differ from the copy shown online.
  • 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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Image Reproduction Order Form (pdf, 440kb) (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in)

Annex 1 (doc, 218kb)

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