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Rights and Reproductions

Click here for the Addison Gallery's Photography Policy.

The Addison Gallery of American Art offers digital images, 4" x 5" color transparencies, and 8" x 10" black-and-white glossy photographs of objects in our collection. Digital images and black-and-white photographs may be purchased. Color transparencies may be rented for three months.

Permission for reproduction in any medium must be obtained in writing from the Addison Gallery. When placing an order, please state fully the intended use of the material requested and please provide as much information as possible about each object, preferably including the accession number and/or a photocopy. Photographs are not issued on approval. A contract-invoice will be forwarded to you and photographic materials sent upon payment of fees and return of signed contract-invoice. Any fees not covered here will be determined after requests are received in written form.

-Permission is granted only to the extent of the Addison Gallery of American Art's ownership of the rights relating to the request. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by the Addison Gallery. The responsibility for ascertaining whether any such rights exist and for obtaining all necessary permissions remains with the applicant.

-The museum reserves the right to refuse any requests and to impose such conditions as it may deem advisable in the best interest of the museum and its collections.

Please send requests for photographs and inquiries for other information in writing to:

James M. Sousa
Addison Gallery of American Art
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-4166
FAX: 978-749-4025

Fee Schedule

Hi-Res Digital Images, Color Transparencies, and Black and White Prints

Hi-Resolution Digital images can be purchased for publication only. Scans are made from existing color-corrected transparencies.

Color transparencies (CTs) are rented for publication only. Rentals are for three months. Rental fees are payable for all transparencies whether or not they are reproduced. All transparencies remain the property of the Addison Gallery and must be returned after use. Transparencies are not available on approval.

8" x 10" black and white prints are also available for purchase and are printed from existing negatives of objects in the collection. Orders generally require four to six weeks for processing once each object has been identified.

Purchase and Rental Fees black+white digital+CT
-Black and white, study purposes (not for reproduction): $50.00 n/a
-Inside editorial, full page or less: $100.00 $200.00
-Inside editorial, full page or less, with cover: $150.00 $300.00
-Inside editorial, full page or less, with electronic media: $150.00 $300.00
-Address book, inside: $150.00 $350.00
-Address book, cover: $200.00 $500.00
-Brochures: $150.00 $300.00
-Calendar, inside: $150.00 $350.00
-Calendar, cover: $200.00 $500.00
-Educational materials: $100.00 $300.00
-Electronic media (CD-ROM, Web use): $150.00 $300.00
-Notecards: $150.00 $350.00
-Posters: $200.00 $500.00
-PR Materials: $100.00 $200.00
-Television/Video: $150.00 $300.00
Additonal Purchase and Rental Fees black+white digital+CT
-Inside editorial, full page or less, re-use of AGAA image: $50.00 $100.00
-World Rights: $50.00 $100.00
-Additional languages: $50.00 $100.00
-New Photography Required: $300.00 $300.00
-New Scan Required (digital images only, of exisitng CT): n/a $50.00
-Color transparency rental fee for each additional month: n/a $50.00
-Color transparency loss fee: n/a $300.00

Web use limited to five years for non-profits, one year for commercial entities.

Low-Res Digital Images
(not for reproduction)

-Low resolution color: $10.00
-New photography fee: $300.00

Postage, Handling and Wire Transfer Fees:

-U.S. and Canada: $15.00
-Foreign by first class mail: $20.00
-Can send overnight if account number is included in order.
-Wire transfer fee: $30.00

Non-profit discount available where applicable.

A note about fees:
-The Addison requires all payments to be made for the exact amount due in US dollars.
-Fees not covered here are determined on a case by case basis. The Addison also reserves the right to charge a "rush fee."
-Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) are now accepted.