In an effort to give to our members, we have created an image database that pools member images and allow others to use them free of charge and without restriction.

The images in the archive were taken by ICMA members. By placing images in the database, members agree that the images can be used by other members without restriction. As all of the photographers responsible for these images are named, it is hoped that anyone who uses them for publication will credit the source (ICMA) as well as the photographer.

At the moment we have a limited selection of images online but it is an attempt to show you how the system will work!

In the short-term we are using Flickr to deliver this resource to you. Flickr makes it possible to move through pages of images which reflect the way in which they have been catalogued—this is a random arrangement. It is also possible to search more meaningful sets or groups of images, such as France, Gothic or Spain, or Romanesque. Once you see the image it is possible to view higher resolution versions by clicking on the magnifying glass icon just above the image on the left side. It is possible at all stages to download various sizes of each image.

We invite all of our members to contribute their digital images. Unfortunately we cannot accept slides or prints for digitization—only digital files. Please send your images to, or upload to Google Drive and share with

Please be sure to include any data you may have on the image including location, date, style, subject etc.

Requirements for Submissions

We require that the copyright for all images in this site be yours to give. We will not include images of works from either private or public museums or libraries.
While no written permission is required to prove ownership, we reserve the right to remove images which we consider to be suspect or not suitable.
All of the images must be original photography and we will not include copy stand photography.

By allowing your images to be included on this site you are also allowing their use by other members, including publication.

If you do wish to be acknowledged your credit line should appear in the text record.
High resolution images are requested where possible with a minimum resolution of 1500 dpi on the short axis.

A minimum amount of metadata is required for each image and this includes, site name, detail of the image, date of the work, subject of the work and photographer’s name. For example Burgos Cathedral, North transept, 1245-1265, Prophet, John Smith

The ICMA reserves the right to add data to the image. A temporary password can also be given to image holders to allow them to undertake this work on their own.