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Biggs Museum of American Art Image Rights and Reproduction Policy
The Biggs Museum of American Art (BMAA) provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. These images are available in a number of formats, including digital files, color transparencies, prints and slides.
Fees vary depending on the commercial or non-profit status of the request, the type of material requested and the nature of use and the scope of distributions. Special consideration is given to educational projects and publications. The following terms and conditions do not apply to members of the press.
Requests for images must be made in writing clearly explaining the proposed use. Fax and e-mail requests are acceptable. Requests for permission to reproduce an image must be made to the Marketing Coordinator at the Biggs Museum of American Art and should include:
• Title and artist for the work of art.
• Nature of the project and all details of proposed use. For a publication, include title, author, expected date of release, whether it is for commercial, educational, or scholarly use, print run, language(s) in which the publication or project will be distributed, and whether the image will appear on the cover.
• Complete contact information to include name, title, company, address, phone, fax, and e-mail.
• Type of photography requested.
Note: Images from temporary exhibitions may only be reproduced during the duration of the exhibition. In many cases, these objects are on loan to the Biggs Museum of American are and permission for use from the lender may be required.
The conditions under which an image from the collection of the Biggs Museum of American Art may be reproduced are:
• Each image must be reproduced in its entirety unless approved by the Biggs Museum of American Art. If a detail is approved, the word DETAIL must appear in the credit line and the full image must be reproduced elsewhere in the publication.
• The reproduction must not be cropped, bled off the page, or have anything superimposed on the image, unless pre-approved by the Biggs Museum of American Art. The museum may request color proofs to ensure it is a faithful and accurate reproduction of the original work of art.
• Images appearing on a dust jacket, book cover, calendar or published as an individual reproduction must have prior approval.
• The full credit line supplied by the Biggs Museum of American Art must appear with the image in printed materials, and at the end-credits on film/video or TV production. Full documentation consists of the artist’s name, title of the work of art, date (if given), medium, and dimensions. The credit line, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware, must be displayed with the image.
• Permission to reproduce the image must not be transferred to a third party nor must any photographic materials, its derivatives or digital files be transferred to any other user.
• A complimentary copy of the publication or project in which the museum’s image appears must be sent to the Marketing Coordinator at the Biggs Museum of American Art.
Disclaimer The Biggs Museum of American Art assumes no responsibility for any royalties claimed by the artist or on his/her behalf. In the case of works by living artists or other copyrighted material, the burden of obtaining all necessary reproduction permission rests with the requesting party.