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Image Rights and Reproductions

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photography Lab offers photographic materials in a variety of formats, including high resolution digital images, 4 x 5 color transparencies, color and black & white photographs, and color slides. Color transparencies are loaned for a six-month period. Slides are provided for personal or scholarly use only; reproductions are not permitted from this medium. All works must be presented in their entirety without alteration, including cropping, overprinting or bleeding.

Please download and submit the HMSG External Photography Request Form (doc). Before completing this form you must first save the form to your desktop using Save As. Then, open and complete the form before attaching it to your email and sending it to Amy Giarmo at GiarmoA@si.edu. Requests should provide as much detailed information as possible.  Incomplete forms may not be processed. New photography may be ordered for an additional fee if necessary.

An invoice will be provided outlining the fees due upon the processing of each request. We accept payment in U.S. dollars bycredit card, money order, a check drawn from a U.S. or international bank made payable to “Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden” or via wire transfer. Fees are non-refundable. 

Upon payment of the usage fee, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden grants approval only to the extent of its rights relating to the request. Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works, may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by the Institution. The responsibility for ascertaining any other necessary permission remains with the applicant. Permission can only be granted for the use of color transparencies, black-and-white prints, and digital filesobtained from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.


Photography Lab
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
MRC Code 355
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Fax: 202-357-3151

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