Rights and Reproduction

The Registrar’s Office at the Farnsworth Art Museum provides photographic material for educational use, research, commercial and non-commercial publications.  All requests must be made in writing to the Registrar’s Office.  Permission for such use is granted at the sole discretion of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Click here to view complete Terms and Conditions for the Farnsworth Art Museum.

All Requests Should Include the Following Information:
  • Applicant Name
  • Organization
  • Address
  • Telephone, fax and email
  • Artist and title of work being requested
  • Author and title of publication
  • Description of reproduction use (exhibition catalogue, journal, research, etc.)
  • Publisher name
  • Print run
  • Languages
  • Type of photography needed
  • Deadline (if applicable)
Available Photography
The Farnsworth Art Museum offers high-resolution digital images, 4 x 5” color transparencies and 35mm color transparencies (slides).  Requested photography is subject to availability and new photography can be requested for an additional fee.

Request Processing
Once your request is received in writing, every effort will be made to meet your publication deadline.  Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing.  If photographic materials are needed sooner, a rush fee may apply.  Once the request is received and following approval, a Rights and Reproduction agreement and invoice will be sent. Payment and a signed agreement must be returned to the Farnsworth Art Museum before photography is released.   
Copyright Restrictions
Copyright for works of art in the Farnsworth Art Museum’s collection may be retained by the artist or designee and are protected by U.S. law.  Permission must be granted by the owner of copyright and a written statement granting permission is required prior to the museum’s release of photography.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek permission for use. For more information on copyright, please visit www.copyright.gov
Unauthorized use of images of works of art in the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum is strictly prohibited.  Images of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s collection may not be reproduced or published in any form without written permission from the Farnsworth Art Museum. 
Contact Us
Please submit your request for reproduction by completing our Rights and Reproduction Request Form or submit your written request to the address below.  If you have any questions, you may reach us at:
Rights and Reproduction
Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Tel: 207-596-6457 x108
Fax: 207-596-0509