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Rights and Reproductions

Image Access to our Collection

High-resolution digital images are available for print and electronic publications, educational programs, research, commercial television, and personal use. Reproductions of specific items in the Collection are also available as high-quality giclée reproductions.

Painting of a sailboat run aground on the beach. Large crowd of people on the beach.

To request digital images, usage permission, or reproductions, please fill out the request form below:

We will reply to your request within 48 hours. We observe a 10-day turnaround on orders subject to the availability and condition of the requested item. Requests that require new photography may take longer to process.

The Museum can supply you with high-resolution digital downloads for a small fee. In addition, a usage fee may apply to any request for images used commercially in print, electronically (Web), broadcast, or on public display. This fee varies depending on the specifics of each request. These fees are listed below in a separate section. After receiving your completed request form, we will develop a custom quote based on your supplied information.

The Museum can produce reproductions from artwork in the Museum’s Collection subject to copyright restrictions and the condition and accessibility of the requested object.

Please include the item’s identifying archive or accession number from its catalog record on the form. Also include information about its intended use.

You will receive an invoice by email that you can use to make a secure online payment. You will have the option of selecting your desired payment method. If you prefer to make payment by phone or check, please contact photography@MarinersMuseum.org to let us know when you place the order.

Your paid invoice is your receipt and proof of permission for the usage rights.

  • If your order contains digital files, after payment, you will receive an email containing a link directing you to where you can download your digital files.
  • For reproductions, we will ship them to the address you provided on your request form.

Delivery times and postage costs will vary based on location. A flat fee will apply to all international orders.

Use of The Mariners’ Museum’s reproductions, images, audio, and video materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires written permission and usage rights from the Rights and Reproductions Department. 

The Mariners’ Museum Collection is obtained from many sources, primarily for research and educational purposes. Specific works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by The Mariners’ Museum. The Mariners’ Museum and Park reserves the right to refuse a request if fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law. Permission for use will be granted only to the extent of the Museum’s ownership of the rights relating to your particular interest. The Museum, to the best of its ability, will indicate if any additional rights exist. If they do, obtaining additional necessary permissions remain with the individual.

For further copyright information, please refer to copyright.gov or contact Lisa M. Williams at (757) 591-7703 or lwilliams@MarinersMuseum.org.

Digital File


High-Resolution Digital File$20TIFF or JPEG
New Photography $35

Which format would be better for my project? 

  • A JPEG is suitable for web and email use due to the smaller file size. However, the quality will decrease when images are modified.
  • A TIFF is ideal for print use. The file size is larger and of higher quality, making it suitable for enlargements and viewing fine details. 

Image Use Permission


Print PublicationCover$150$25 per additional image
Interior Page$100$25 per additional image
Electronic/Digital Media$75$25 per additional image
Exhibit/Display$75$25 per additional image
Film/TelevisionPerpetual Use$200$25 per additional image

Reproductions

Giclée Archival Prints

5″ x7″$20
8″x10″$25
11″x14″$35
16″x20″$45

Larger prints are available upon request. Please contact us for pricing.

Our giclée prints offer enhanced image detail and vibrant color reproduction and use pigment-based inks designed to last for at least 200 years. We offer three types of finish: Matte for most artworks and a choice of Lustre (satin-like) or Glossy (highly reflective) for photographs. Additional paper types, such as watercolor or canvas, are available on request at custom pricing.

Plans and Drawings

Custom size*$7 per square footPlain bond paper

*24″ is the maximum measurement allowed for the shortest side on all custom orders.

Please Note: Historic works rarely match modern standard print or frame sizes. Your image will size according to the longest dimension ordered and scale in proportion to the original piece.

Additional Services 

Studio ProcessingRetouching or digital restoration $60 per hour with a $15 minimum.

The use of images from The Mariners’ Museum’s Collection requires proper credit, and permission is based on an agreement to supply the appropriate credit lines. 

  1. The Museum must always be credited as “The Mariners’ Museum and Park.” (Please note the position of the apostrophe follows the “s” in Mariners.)
  2. The credit line should include the object’s title and identifying archival number when feasible.
  3. If the Museum provides a photographer’s name with an image, you must include that name in the credit line. 
  4. The whole credit line must appear with the image in printed materials and on film/video or TV productions at the end during the credits.
  5. In cases where objects are viewable online, the Museum kindly requests a link back to our website.

Please use the following credit format:

  • The Mariners’ Museum and Park, Newport News, Virginia
  • Object Title (If objects are displayed online, provide a link back to the item’s record in our Catalog.)
  • Object Identifying Number

Example:
The Mariners’ Museum and Park, Newport News, Virginia
Virginia and Monitor Cutaway
2017.0024.000001 

  1. Each approved request form will receive an invoice/permission statement. The requested material will deliver upon receipt of payment.
  2. All orders are for one-time non-exclusive use unless noted on the invoice/permission statement. A second use of an item in any project is considered a new use and requires submission of a separate request form.
  3. The following is the credit line for all images unless specified: The Mariners’ Museum and Park, Newport News, Virginia
  4. The Museum must receive one copy of any final work, book, periodical, video, DVD, or CD in which the image appears. You must provide the Museum with the website URL address if the Museum object publishes on the Internet,
  5. Some objects in our Collection are known to be under copyright. You are responsible for requesting and obtaining copyright clearance from the rights holder before we can provide a digital file.
  6. The Mariners’ Museum and Park reserves the right to refuse a request if fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law. 
  7. The Mariners’ Museum and Park reserves the right to refuse a request if the process of obtaining photography and digitization of an artifact has the potential to harm said artifact. 
  8. The Museum may request the removal of our images from any website.

*Our prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

Digital Services
photography@MarinersMuseum.org
(757) 591-7703


Header image: County of Edinburgh by Antonio Jacobsen, 1948.0594.000001

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