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Image Resources

The Museum provides specialized image resources used in reproducing works of art from the Museum’s collection. Image reproductions may be licensed for scholarly, commercial, or personal/study uses. All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must include the name of the requester, intended use, author/publisher, expected date of publication, requested collection image, and photography format requirements.

Required Form:

Please fill out the following form and email to Sarah Graves, Collections Information Specialist, at sgraves@mmfa.org.

MMFA Image Request Form 2017

Image Request Specifications:

  • Image requests must be submitted four weeks prior to the date the material(s) are needed to ensure adequate processing time.
  • Images will not be provided until the contract is countersigned and payment of any applicable fees is received by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Images from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection must be reproduced in their entirety without cropping or bleeding, stapled or in the gutter, unless prior written permission to adapt the image is obtained. The applicant must submit, and the Museum must approve any alteration of an image by reviewing a PDF of the proposed design, in advance of publication.
  • Images of works from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts collection may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the institution and that of the copyright holder, when applicable. Copying or redistributing images in any form for personal or corporate gain is prohibited.
  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts reserves the right to limit the number of copies, to refuse permission for inappropriate use, and to charge fees different from those presented on this site.
  • For more information regarding the publishing and/or commercial use of any image in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts collection, please contact Sarah Graves, Collections Information Specialist, at sgraves@mmfa.org.

Scholarly Use

Includes (but is not limited to) books, exhibition catalogues, and similar works published by libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations; educational television broadcasts; and other items made available to a relatively limited, specialized audience. It is understood by the Museum that scholarly use implies the use is intended in the greatest part for educational purposes.

Commercial Use

Includes (but is not limited to) for-profit publications; textbooks, trade books, reference books, supplemental course readers, and curriculum materials for K-12; motion pictures, commercial television, and video productions; large-circulation or mass-market magazines; calendars, posters, museum reproductions, postcards, and note cards; other items made available to a relatively wide audience.

Personal/Study Use

Includes (but is not limited to) personal, educational, or research purposes only and may not be published or reproduced.