Answered By: Learning Services
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016     Views: 45

You will need permission to take photos in the Library.The Library website outlines the details for obtaining permission.

Generally you would also need permission of the artist to take a photograph of their artwork as a phtotgraph is a reproduction of their copyright material. However, if the photograph is taken for the purposes of "research or study" (e.g. researching an assignment) or "criticism or review" (e.g. to include it in an essay to comment on the artwork), then the "fair dealing" exception in the Australian Copyright Act permits this without permission of the artist.

You cannot take photographs of the artwork for other purposes (e.g. uploading a photograph to social media or a website, including in a published article, etc.) without obtaining written permission from the copyright holder.

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