Rights and Reproductions
Georgia Museum of Art Collections Image Usage Guidelines
Photography and Rights to Reproduction
Access to images of objects in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art and rights to reproduce those images are handled by the registrar for rights to reproduction. To obtain photographic materials or acquire permission to reproduce images, please read the information below and contact the registrar for rights to reproduction via the email address or fax number listed below.
Images for study, personal or lecture use
Low-resolution JPEGs for available images are provided free of charge. JPEGs are released to you for the purposes of research, teaching and/or enjoyment only and may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner. If you receive a photograph for study, lecture or personal use and later wish to reproduce the image, you must submit a request for rights to reproduction.
Rights to reproduction
You may request high-resolution TIFFs to reproduce works from the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art in print or electronic formats. Each request for rights to reproduction is assessed individually, and fees are charged according to the scope of each project. You will be asked to complete and sign an application for rights to reproduction supplied to you by the registrar for rights to reproduction. This form serves as a contract and will specify the conditions for reproduction of imagery.
Requests for fulfilling orders in less than 4 weeks will be considered rush orders, and an additional surcharge of $50 will apply.
Only a portion of the thousands of works in the museum’s collection have been photographed; therefore, images you request may or may not be available. If an image is not available, the registrar for rights to reproduction will discuss with you the procedures, cost and timeline for obtaining new photography.
Postage and handling
All images are delivered through Dropbox free of charge unless other arrangements are requested. For orders requiring delivery by USPS, a fee of $5 for postage and handling will apply to each order. Your photographs will be mailed to you via USPS Priority Mail immediately upon receipt of prepayment. If you prefer that your materials be sent via UPS or FedEx, you must supply your account number to the registrar for rights to reproduction.
Prepayment of fees
The University of Georgia requires prepayment of all fees before photographs may be released. After you submit your request, the registrar for rights to reproduction will provide you with a schedule of fees for your particular project and send you an invoice. Payment by credit card is strongly preferred (Visa and MasterCard only), but if you must pay by check, please make it payable in U.S. dollars to UGA Foundation. Direct all payments to the registrar for rights to reproduction, who will send out your order upon receipt of payment.
The Georgia Museum of Art can grant the permissions requested only to the extent of its ownership of the rights relating to the request. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark or related interests not owned by the Georgia Museum of Art. The responsibility of ascertaining whether any such rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permissions remains with the applicant. Written notification of permissions granted by other copyright holders must be submitted in advance to the registrar for rights to reproduction.
Contact the Registrar for Rights to Reproduction
To submit your request for photography or rights to reproduction, please send the following information to Sarina Rousso, assistant registrar/rights to reproduction, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax, 706.542.1051.
- Your name and contact information, including full mailing address, phone number, fax number (if relevant) and email address.
- The work of art for which you would like to obtain an image, including artist’s name, title of work, medium (if known) and accession number (if known).
- The type of photography you would like to obtain (low-res JPEG or high-res TIFF).
- Your intended use (study, lecture, personal or reproduction).
- If you are requesting rights to reproduction, please include the specifics of your publication (author or editor, title, publisher, commercial or nonprofit, print run, distribution, language, etc.) and projected date of publication.
Please contact the registrar for rights to reproduction for a schedule of fees. She will respond to your request as soon as possible. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time for all requests.
Thank you for your interest in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art.