Rights and Reproductions
Photos of Artifacts
When objects have images online, higher resolution copies of these images may be available. Please contact Barbara Watanabe for assistance. You will need the image number or catalog number.
If there are no photographs on file, and you would like to request original, professional-quality photography, please contact Barbara Watanabe to inquire about fees and scheduling.
If you plan to include images provided by the Smithsonian or NMNH in a publication, please fill out a Permission Request Form and return it to Barbara Watanabe.
National Anthropological Archives
Fees and Permissions
The National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives may charge a non-refundable use fee or processing fee for images we supply for publication, distribution or exhibition in any format, including print and electronic media. Use fees support the collection, preservation and access of all archival collections. At the Archives' discretion, fees may be waived, reduced, or publications accepted in lieu of fees for non-profit or scholarly publications. Fees do not include the cost of providing production quality images or audiovisual material. All requests for fee waivers and reductions must be placed in writing.
In most cases, permission is granted for one-time, non-exclusive, worldwide use. Re-use or resale of any image in another publication, edition, format or language is prohibited. Moving image material furnished by HSFA may not be resold, licensed, rented, or reused in any other production or for any purpose other than that specified in the HSFA Use Agreement.
(With respect to electronic media, "one-time use" means that once an electronic product has been published, distributed or exhibited, you may not subsequently reformat, redesign, or otherwise alter the disks or screens on which the image appears, nor re-use the image in other products, nor allow others to use it.)
Please note that the National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives grant permission for reproduction on a case by case basis, and only to the extent of the Archives’ own rights relating to each request. Although reference staff will do its best to provide you with as much information as possible, the ultimate responsibility for ascertaining whether additional related rights exist, and for obtaining all other necessary permissions rests with the user. Additionally, the Human Studies Film Archives reserves the right to exercise judgment about the ethical use of moving image materials in prior to granting permission for duplication.
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