Using the images
The images on this website are provided as low resolution (600×800) JPG files. These are provided free of charge for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDericatives (CC BY-NC-ND) copyright license, version 4.0.
This work by Migraine Action is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
This license allows you to download the images and share them with others (e.g. in teaching, private research, or medical training) as long as you credit Migraine Action, but you must not change the images in any way, or use them commercially (including by not for profit or charitable organisations).
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In 2018 the art collection was acquired by the Wellcome Collection. For all other uses of the art collection in the future, please contact the Wellcome Library enquiries team here.
Artist anonymity and artwork titles
The majority of artists did not give a title to their entries to the Migraine Art Competitions. Where there was a title or a caption to the image, we have included this e.g. ‘Why Me?’.
All works of art have been anonymised for the purpose of the website. While artists did agree that by submitting their artworks, the charity (then the British Migraine Association) gained the right to use the images, this did not include disclosing names. Given that these images represent aspects of personal medical histories, it was not appropriate to release artists’ names into the public domain. Where applicable, we have indicated on the right hand side where a person has submitted multiple items, or has a family relationship with another entrant.
If you are the artist of any of these pieces and would like to discuss their use, please contact Migraine Action – we would love to hear from you.
How to credit the images
Please use the following format when sharing or using the artworks from this website:
Credit: Migraine Action Art Collection: Image 463, Unnamed artist, Untitled (1981). Available at http://www.migraineart.org.uk/artwork/untitled-386/.
Credit: Migraine Action Art Collection: Image 2000, Unnamed artist, ‘Agony Again’ (Date unknown). Available at http://www.migraineart.org.uk/artwork/agony-again/.
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