Rights & Reproduction Requests

Reproduction or sale of photographs is not allowed without NHM permission

Requests for reproducing images from the New Haven Museum collection intended for publication, exhibition or public project must be submitted to NHM in advance of use. Purchase of photographic material from the museum does not constitute authorization to publish or reproduce it. Allow 4 weeks to process all orders. Rush orders when available will double the listed fee. All sales are final. Prices are subject to change.

Please contact:

Jason Bischoff-Wurstle
Director of Photo Archives
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510

photos@newhavenmuseum.org or fax#: 203-562-2002.

Access to the photographic archives is by appointment only. To make an appointment call 203-562-4183 x 118 or photos@newhavenmuseum.org.


For all approved photographic uses, the full credit line must read: “New Haven Museum” The credit line must appear somewhere within the context of the visual representation.  All services based on specified use. All additional or secondary uses are a violation of property rights and prohibited.

One copy of any publication in which NHM property photography appears would be appreciated for the NHM archives.


The NHM charges use fees to offset the cost of care and maintenance for its collection of nearly 100,000 images. Reproduction fees apply to any reproduction of our images in publications, websites, CD-ROMs, marketing displays, inter-active media, cable or video broadcasts and cinema. A “Permission to Reproduce” form must be filled out.

  • Non profit rate: $40 first image, $10 each subsequent image per project
  • For profit rate: $80 first image, $25 for each subsequent image, 1 project
  • Advertising rate: $100
  • Covers (books, calendars, etc) $200

(Scanning fees involved in digitizing existing negatives for printing.)

Note: allow 2 weeks for processingSlide duplication takes longerContact NHM about Rush Orders


  • Scanning photographs or slides $36 per hour
  • Publication quality Prints, Transparencies or digital files of objects and artworks: Contact NHM for estimate – minimum typically $150

Note: allow 2 weeks for processing. Contact NHM about Rush Orders


The staff research rate for general information requests is first 15 minutes free, afterwards $36 an hour, billed in 15-minute increments. All requests for the information must be submitted in writing form (via mail or email) including the sender’s name and contact information.

Send your request to: NHM, 114 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06106; or send your e-mail inquiry tophotos@newhavenmuseum.org

SHIPPING (additional charges may apply for large shipments):

  • First Class Mail (domestic):$3
  • Priority Mail (domestic): $10.00
  • Federal Express (domestic or international): actual cost charged to your credit card or your account
  • Free email shipping when feasible and expeditious.


Fees may be paid by credit card or checks payable to NHM in advance.

NHM staff representative will assist in accepting credit card payments. (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover).

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