Policy for Photography at the Museum

Photography for Personal Use

Photography within exhibit areas for personal use is permitted.

Photography for Research Use

Research photography of collections can be arranged under certain conditions. 

Photography for Commercial Use

Professional photography or filming in Museum areas may be permitted for a fee, and by arrangement with a minimum of two weeks notice.
Please visit the Fees for Commercial Photography page for more information.


The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology retains all reproduction rights for its photographic images, films, and sound recordings, unless they are already in the public domain.
Images of Museum objects are available for purchase, and limited permission to publish these images can be requested. 
For information about fees, please visit the Fees for Rights & Reproduction page.
For information about fees for production services, please visit the Photography and Media Reproduction Services page