Terms of sale of the images

In order to implement the accessibility to the images of the Photographic Archive of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, some images of the photo library can be found in the MUVE Shop and temporary rights of use can be purchased.

The Venice Civic Museums Foundation maintains the exclusive ownership and rights of all images purchased online within the MUVE Shop.

Not all the images of the works part of the MUVE collections are for sale in the MUVE Online Shop. For special requests, you should contact directly the Photographic Archive filling out the online form or writing an email to archiviofoto@fmcvenezia.it.


1) Introduction

2) The purchase order

3) Payment

4) Delivery

5) User compliance

6) Use of the images

7) Copyright

8) Right to cancel

9) Privacy policy

10) Changind Terms and Conditions


1) Introduction

1.1 The online purchase order implies the acceptance of the Terms and Conditions herein and constitute a contract between the purchaser and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia for the sale and purchase of products listed in the online catalogue of the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia Website.

1.2 With the purchase, the customer accepts these terms and conditions as well as he Terms and Conditions of the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia Website, which could be found in the "General Conditions". 

1.3 The Customer who places an order online fully and unconditionally accepts the general sale conditions including the payment conditions outlined hereinbelow, stating that he/she has read and accepted all the instructions provided under the law provisions mentioned above. 


2) The Purchase Order

2.1 Underage minors are not allowed to submit orders online.

2.2 The prices stated in this web price list are inclusive of 22% VAT unless otherwise indicated: for the products selected for purchase and/or included in the "Shopping Cart", unit price, total price and the total inclusive of VAT included, expressed in Euro, will be indicated.

2.3. The amount indicated in the price list on the website varies according to the nature of the license required and purchased, based on the use declared in the intention of the purchaser, including administrative costs.

Reproduction costs of the images of the Photographic Archive FMCV for sale on the MUVE Shop:


Cost n. 1 image

L = 3 – 4 MB compressed format: JPG

€ 7,00 + VAT

M = 30 – 40 MB format not compressed: TIFF

€ 25,00 + VAT

 Publication Permission Fees:

Type of publication

Cost n. 1 image


Scientific publication circulation < 500 copies

Free of charge

+ reproduction costs

Scientific publication circulation  500 copies

€50,00 + VAT

+ reproduction costs

Publication with free distribution

Free of charge

+ reproduction costs

Commercial publication circulation < 1500 copies

€50,00 + VAT

+ reproduction costs

Commercial publication circulation  1500 copies

€100,00 + VAT

+ reproduction costs

Details of publication purposes:

Cultural/scientific purpose: exhibition panel, catalogue of an exhibition, cultural presentation (conference, meeting, workshop), acts (e.g. conference), published doctoral thesis

Business purpose: promotional or decorative materials (posters, banners, leaflets/flyers, websites, or other)

Cultural/scientfic or commercial, depending on the nature of the publication: volume, newspaper/magazine, website, e-books, multimedia products (CD/DVD or video projections), broadcast tv/web, promotional exhibitions (panels, banners, brochures, website)


3) Payment

3.1 All payments must be made in € (Euro) using PayPal.

3.2 The Fondazione dei Musei Civici di Venezia reserves the right to waive payment of reproduction rights if the final aim is to broaden and improve knowledge and awareness of the museums. In all these cases the user shall apply directly to Photographic Archive of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (writing an email to archiviofoto@fmcvenezia.it, or calling +39 041 2405211) and require the exemption. In the case the user decides to purchase images, for personal use or for the purpose of study, via the MUVE Shop, he/she must accept the general conditions of contract and the rates stated.


4) Delivery

4.1 The contract for the purchase of the rights for the images is concluded with the completion of the online process and receipt of the invoice by the purchaser. It won't be possible to change the order after the confirmation.

4.2 Following the completion of the purchase process, the images will be available for downloading on this website from the area "My Account". Also, the link to be used for downloading images will be sent to the email address indicated in the order. Files can be downloaded from the link or from the account up to 3 times maximum.

4.3 The images will be available for download in the resolution stated on the website at the time of purchase.


5) User compliance

The user undertakes to notify the website or send, at their own expense, two copies of the clips or electronic / printed publications in which the images purchased are shown, in order to check their proper use in accordance with the contract. The address of the website should be reported by email to archiviofoto@fmcvenezia.it and copies must be sent to Photographic Archive of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia - Piazza San Marco 52, 30124 Venice.


6) Use of the images

6.1 The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia grants to the buyer, but not limited to, the right to use the image object of the contract, for the purpose permitted and declared. You agree to use the image acquired only as stated, in a single publication or product, for a limited period of time, depending on the number of copies/ samples/units, on the language and territory indicated. Any further use of the images purchased will be subject to a new contract and therefore expressly requested and authorized by the Photographic Archive of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. To communicate different uses of the images purchased, please contact the Photographic Archive via email at archiviofoto@fmcvenezia.it ora calling the number +39 041 2405211.

6.2 Outside of the terms of the contract, the buyer no longer has the right to use images purchased for any reason, with the consequence that he/she must provide for the cancellation of the electronic copy on his/her computer and destroy any copies of the reproduction on paper.

6.3 The image and the associated rights of use granted by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia cannot be sold or transferred to third parties and the image can not be modified in any way, or distributed (including online) with a non-conforming use as stated and allowed.

6.4 The purchaser agrees to indemnify the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia from any harmful consequence resulting from unlawful use of images, in particular from defamatory use or a use which causes damage to the work of art, the subject of pictures, the author or the legitimate holders of the rights to reproduce the works of art depicted.

6.5 The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is not responsible for any improper use of images purchased. In this case the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia  may end the contract pursuant to art. 1456 of the Civil Code.


7) Copyright

The reproduction of the images must be purchased in compliance with the image rights and, therefore, the user must cite the Copyright "year of image release © Photographic Archive - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia" and all other credits as may be specified in the "Description" section (artist's name, title, size, technique and material, dates, location, collection and eventually the name of the photographer).


8) Right to cancel

For the images of the Photographic Archive there is no right to cancel the purchase. The staff of the MUVE Shop is at your disposal to solve any problems and can be contacted through the 'Customer Service'.


9) Privacy

9.1 Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30/06/2003, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia informs its customers that personal data supplied by submitting the purchase order, shall be handled solely for the purpose of order processing, and for commercial, promotional, operational and statistical internal use. Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia undertakes not to disclose such information to companies that may use them for purposes of commercial information, advertising material or carrying out market research.

9.2 Since the protection of heritage and rights of the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice is essential, in the absence of consent, the order cannot be processed: by placing an order, you authorize the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia to process personal data for the purposes stated above. 

9.3 Personal information submitted by the Customer will be processed by the Data Controller (Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia) and the Data Processor (Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia), in full compliance with the provisions set out in Law Decree. no. 196 of 30/06/2003.


10) Changing Terms and Conditions

10.1 The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia reserves the right to unilaterally modify, without notice, the general conditions of contract. These changes will be effective from the day they are published on the site.

10.2 For orders finalized before the posting of these changes, general conditions prevailing at the time of conclusion of the contract will be applied.