Rights & Reproductions

Rights and Reproductions

MAM’s goal with image requests is to share our collections with the public through the authorized use of images while protecting the integrity of the work.

Image requests must include the following:

  • Contact information: mailing address, phone number, and email
  • Title and artist of artwork requested
  • Reason for image request (type of publication)
  • Title, author, and publisher of work
  • Size of print run
  • Anticipated publication date
  • Image type required (jpeg or tiff file, image resolution specs)

Important Information:

Processing: Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for a response. Rush requests (less than 4 weeks' notice) will be charged a flat fee of $50. Please note that in rush situations, MAM is not responsible for and cannot guarantee that your printing deadline will be met. Please schedule your request accordingly.

Copyright/Credit: In most cases, MAM does not hold the copyright to materials in its collection and so cannot grant or deny permission to publish them, nor can the Museum assume responsibility for determining their copyright status. Authorization by MAM for photo duplication does not grant permission to publish. It is your responsibility to determine whether materials are under copyright, to discover who owns the copyright, and to obtain permission to publish. The Montclair Art Museum should always be cited as the source of the image with the appropriate credit line.

MAM Authorization: If you wish to publish a MAM image either alone or in a collection, book, magazine, or film/video for profit, you must receive permission from MAM as the image provider. The Museum must view and sign off on proofs of all images in their final context. The Museum retains the right to deny any image request. Authorization, if granted, is valid only for the individual, company, or institution to whom it is specifically issued.

Availability: Professional photography does not exist for all objects in the MAM collection or may not be available in the format you request. In this event, MAM will contact you to discuss options.

Publication access: Upon date of publication, the publisher is to provide the Montclair Art Museum with at least one complete, gratis copy of the publication in which the image is reproduced.

Fees: Image(s) will not be released until payment is made in full. MAM accepts credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express) or checks payable to the Montclair Art Museum. All payments must be made in US dollars; checks issued from non-US banks will not be accepted. When the reproduction will be used solely for research purposes, the reproduction fee is waived.

Send requests to:

via email: [email protected]

via mail:

Montclair Art Museum
Attn: Image Requests
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042