Photography and Image Permissions Contacts

This list is maintained by H-SHERA editors for the benefit of fellow scholars of Russian, East European, and Eurasian art and architectural history. New entries or updates to existing entries are very much appreciated--please email --Ed.


Slavonic Library, National Library of Finland
Address formal request to: Irina Lukka (Librarian)
Email: irina.lukka [at] helsinki [dot] fi
Last contacted: 2017

Seeking Image Contact at Pushkinskii dom

Dear Colleagues,

Do you have contact information for the person who works on image rights/permissions and digital reproductions at Pushkinskii dom (Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg, ИРЛИ РАН)? I am looking for this information on behalf of a colleague.

Please let me know if you have any leads at margaret[dot]samu[at]gmail[dot]com. 




Re: Query about Xinhua images copyright (cross-posted from H-PRC)

Dear Julia: I'm reasonably sure that the suggestion made by the Chinese studies librarian is based on a faulty understanding of copyright laws. If you want to be sure that you're not infringing upon any person's rights existing under the current copyright laws of the PRC, you should think about obtaining the advice of a lawyer who is fully familiar with those laws.

Images of Masonic Lodges in New Jersey

I recently signed a contract with Arcadia Press to publish an Images of America series volume on Freemason Lodge buildings in New Jersey. I was hoping some of you on this listserv would know if you had any images of Lodge buildings in your collections. Right now I am in the initial stages of collecting images (and their rights), so if you know of any images please let me know!

You can contact me through H-Net or via email at

Contact information for copyright holder for Kushida Naokan's images

Dear Network members, 

I'm working on image permissions for my forthcoming book Japan, the American Occupation, and the Problem of Religious Freedom (U. Chicago Press, hopefully out in early 2019), and I've hit a snag while securing permissions for images. I'm trying to track down the copyright holder for images by Kushida Naokan 櫛田直観. Does anyone have contact information for this person or institution? 

If you can help, please contact me off-list: [myfirstname] Thanks very much!

Jolyon Thomas

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies


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