Notification of Copyright
Documents, photographs, slides, and other media owned by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens may be protected by copyright, trademark, or a related interest not owned by the ASCSA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine whether any such rights exist and to obtain necessary permission for use.
Photographs depicting archaeological sites, monuments, and objects, and the production, reproduction, etc., which includes them, are subject to Greek legislation (Law 3028/2002, article 46, as amended by Law 4447/2016 article 27, as amended and in force under Law Ν. 4708/2020, article 20) and demand previous approval from the competent Authorities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The ASCSA can grant permissions for the use of its media content for both non-commercial and commercial use. Permissions and fulfillment fees may apply depending on how you intend to use this media. Unless otherwise stated, the credit lines listed below must be used in display and/or publication. You also agree to provide the Gennadius Library or the Blegen Library with a gratis copy of the publication (if applicable) in which the ASCSA’s materials appear.
ASCSA Credit Lines
Depending on which department provides your image(s) or other media, you will be asked to use one of the following credit lines:
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Agora Excavations
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Corinth Excavations
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Wiener Laboratory
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens (this credit line will be used for requests for images used in ASCSA Publications that are not from any of the ASCSA’s departments)
Fees for Using the ASCSA Collections or Facilities
Each ASCSA department is responsible for collecting fees for the permissions it grants. Pre-payment of fees is required prior to delivery of images or service. Fees may be waived or reduced at the discretion of an ASCSA department.
Payment of fees is accepted in either euros or U.S. dollars, in the form of checks (U.S. banks only), credit card, or wire transfer.
- All images provided by the ASCSA will be digital (TIFF format unless otherwise requested) at a minimum resolution of 300 ppi (1200 ppi for line art) and will be delivered by either email or download link.
- All images are granted for non-exclusive use.
- Turnaround time is two weeks after payment.
Images for Print or Electronic Publications
There is no charge for authors assigned ASCSA material.
Fees are charged for personal, research, or scholarly use (one-time use only) in:
- Academic journals and collected volumes (charged per image)
- Publications by small presses
- Programs, flyers, brochures, webpages, and blogs
Fees are charged for commercial use (five-year use) in:
- University press publications (up to 1,000 copies)
- University press book cover (up to 1,000 copies)
- Commercial publications (more than 1,000 copies)
- Commercial publications, book cover (more than 1,000 copies)
- Commercial brochures, programs, flyers, and newsletters (more than 1,000 copies)
- Commercial newspapers and magazines (up to half a page)
- Commercial newspapers and magazines (full page or cover)
- Temporary exhibitions, one venue (less than six months)
- Traveling exhibitions, multiple venues (more than six months)
- Permanent exhibitions
Images for Documentaries
Fees are charged for the following categories:
- Public TV broadcasts with all media, excluding commercial TV and streaming services (up to 10 years)
- Commercial onling streaming (up to 10 years)
- Commercial online streaming (perpetual)
Fees are charged for filming at the ASCSA campus (by the hour).
Click on an email link below to send a request for permission and/or to request a copy of ASCSA media for publication. Please include your name, address, publication title, publisher, print run, and anticipated year of publication. When requesting permission for an existing ASCSA image, include either its URL or its title (if known) and inventory (or negative) number.
Agora: Aspasia Efstathiou
Corinth: Manolis Papadakis
Archives: Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
NB: For permission to reproduce an image previously published in the journal Hesperia and in monographs not part of the Agora, Corinth, Gennadeion Monographs series, and The New Griffon, contact Publications with your request. All other permission requests should be directed to the departmental contacts listed above.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens makes available its collections online containing images and data of the Excavations at the Athenian Agora, the Excavations at Corinth, the Gennadius Library, the ASCSA Archives, as well as other material. These online collections (e.g., ascsa.net, agathe.gr, etc.) contain basic information about and images of these objects.
By using the ASCSA's online collections, you are accepting the "Terms and Conditions," you can search the online catalogue, and you can view objects and imagery from the ASCSA’s collections.
Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of the ASCSA’s website is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions:
The ASCSA retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, software, documentation, text, and other information contained in these files (collectively, the "Materials") subject in some cases to third-party rights. Copyright and other proprietary rights may be held by individuals or entities other than, or in addition to, the ASCSA. The ASCSA does not warrant that the use of the Materials displayed on the site will not infringe the rights of third parties. The responsibility for determining whether the ASCSA or some other party holds the relevant rights in a work of art or in any of the Materials remains solely with the user. The ASCSA will have no responsibility for making any such determination, or in securing rights from a third party, for any user.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, we urge you to contact the ASCSA with details of your claim. The ASCSA will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others.
2. Non-Commercial Use
The ASCSA is making the Materials available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, in accordance with the fair use provisions of the copyright laws. Users may download these files for their personal or educational use, subject to any additional terms or restrictions, that may be applicable to the individual file or program. Users must cite the author and source of the Materials as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should, depending on the online collection cited, include either the URL "http://www.ascsa.edu.gr", "http://www.ascsa.net", or "http://www.agathe.gr" in addition to all copyright and any proprietary notices contained on the Materials. Any use of the Materials that does not qualify as fair use is subject to the ASCSA’s prior written approval, and the user must request and receive such approval prior to any use. Copying or redistribution in any manner for commercial use, including commercial publication, or for personal gain is strictly prohibited, without the express prior written permission of the ASCSA or the relevant third-party rights holder, as the case may be.
Without limiting the foregoing, all Materials on the site are provided "AS IS" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The ASCSA assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any Materials from the site.
4. External Links and Linking Policy
Links to other sites may be provided on this web site to material outside the ASCSA’s control. The ASCSA may include such links for the convenience of the user, but does not control or take responsibility for the content of any off-site pages or linked sites.
The ASCSA appreciates your use of its online collections and understands that users may wish to link to these. The ASCSA retains the right to require that you remove such a link, which right shall be exercised in the ASCSA’s sole discretion.
5. Modifications of These Terms
The ASCSA may at any time revise these terms and conditions by updating this page and such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore review the Terms and Conditions on a regular basis.