About Musarama and privacy notice

This website provides you with access to selected images related to bananas.

From the Images page, you can browse through all the photos or the photos related to a given topic. Click on Advanced search to search using keywords and other criteria.

To download a photo, click on Add to my selection. Go to My selection in the horizontal menu to review your collection before downloading it. If you are a registered user, you can also save your selection of photos into a personal folder. If you would like to become a registered user, sign up here.

All images contain metadata, including caption, photographer and so on. These data are readable by almost all image manipulation programmes. By embedding the data in the files, we hope users will find it easier to make use of the images and their associated information. It should also be easier to give credit where credit is due.

Except where otherwise noted, the content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. In other words, non-commercial use of the images is allowed as long as the photographer and the source – Musarama – are acknowledged. Online users should also provide a hyperlink to the image in Musarama.

Bioversity accepts liability for neither the content of the information contained on this site, nor for the consequences arising from its use or interpretation. The publisher or broadcaster accepts sole responsibility for changes to the information supplied with the photos.

Privacy notice

This privacy notice is about the information we collect from you when you register to the Musarama database.

In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.

Who we are
We are Bioversity International. Our address is Via dei Tre Denari 472/a, 00054, Fiumicino, Rome, Italy. You can contact us by post at the above address, by email at bioversity-ds-requests@cgiar.org or by telephone at +39 06 61181.

What personal data do we collect?
The personal data we request: email address.

Why do we collect this information?
We use this information in order to allow you to save in private albums the images that you select. We ask for your consent to do this, and we will only keep your data in our database for as long as you continue to consent.

What we do with this information?
We use the information in an image management software developed in-house. Your personal data is held with the utmost care and security and is not shared with third parties.

How long we keep your information for?
Your information is kept until you ask us to remove it from the database by sending an email to bioversity-ds-requests@cgiar.org.

Your rights over your information
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. You can also ask for it to be erased and you can ask for us to give you a copy of the information.

You can also ask us to stop using your information – the simplest way to do this is to withdraw your consent, which you can do at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of any newsletter, or by emailing, writing or telephoning us using the contact details above.

Your right to complain
If you have a complaint about how we handle your information, you can contact the Italian Data Protection Authority at: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home_en.


We welcome feedback on the accuracy of the information provided with each image and on suggestions for improvements, such as topics on which you would like to see photos.

We would also like to know how these images are being used.

Send your feedback to the image bank manager.

Contribute to musarama

Share your photos on bananas by having them included in the image bank.

Contact the image bank manager to find out how to proceed.

The Musarama image bank is maintained by Bioversity International’s France office for ProMusa.

Bioversity International
France Office
1990 Bd de la Lironde
Parc Scientifique Agropolis II
34397 Montpellier - France Cedex 5
Tel. (33)467611302
Fax (33)467610334
ProMusa coordinator: Inge Van den Bergh
Image bank manager: Anne Vézina
Graphic assistant: Karen Lehrer