Rights and Reproductions
Images from the collections of Carnegie Museum of Art are available for research and publication. Permission for use of Carnegie Museum of Art’s images can be requested through the rights and reproductions section of our publications department.
To see a selection of photographs from the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art, visit the Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections at the University of Pittsburgh.
How do I begin?
All requests for photographs and permissions must be submitted in writing to the Coordinator of Rights and Reproductions. You may either fill out the electronic order form or submit a letter to this office. Please describe the image you are requesting by name and artist, and the format in which you wish to receive the image: a digital file, black-and-white print, slide, or color transparency. Slides may not be reproduced; they are for study purposes only. See fee schedule for materials fees for each image format.
In addition, please be specific about the purposes for which the image will be used: study, in book text, cover art for a publication, scholarly journal, etc. For publications, include the publisher’s name and address, title and author, publication date, print run, languages, and distribution. Reproduction fees vary depending on use.
Carnegie Museum of Art does not hold copyright for most images in the collection. Copyright clearance must be obtained by the applicant.
What happens next?
You will receive a form reflecting the cost for the photographic materials that you have requested and any applicable reproduction fees. This is your invoice and your contract with the museum. By signing and returning this form with payment, you indicate that you understand and agree to the terms of the contract and to the museum’s general conditions for reproduction.
Prepayment is required. Checks must be in U.S. dollars and made payable to Carnegie Museum of Art. Credit cards are also accepted (Visa, Master Card), or you may pay by wire transfer, for an additional fee. Upon receipt of payment and the signed contract, the Coordinator of Rights and Reproductions will send out the photographic materials with a letter of permission.
How long will it take for my order to be processed?
Please allow 3-4 weeks processing time with regular service. Rush service within two weeks is available for most orders, for an additional fee.
Are photographs of the entire collection available for purchase?
While a significant portion of the museum’s collection has been photographed, there are times when images are not readily available. If imaging is needed, you will be notified and given the option to request new photography. New photography generally takes between six and eight weeks to complete and prepayment is required. The museum reserves the right to cancel requests for new photography, but an appropriate explanation and full refund will be given. In some cases, photographic prints are not available due to copyright.
For all other image requests or for more information, please contact:
Coordinator of Rights and Reproductions
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080