Rights and Usage

The New Bedford Whaling Museum charges licensing fees for commercial use of materials provided. Some of our collections are currently covered by copyright law, and some are in the public domain.

We charge licensing fees to help support our ongoing efforts to care for our collections. If you have questions about licensing materials for commercial use please contact the Museum's Photo Archive photoresearch@whalingmuseum.org and/or download and submit our Permissions Application (pdf). When you download the Permissions Form and open in an Adobe window you will be able to click on it and type your information in the spaces provided.

Please search our Online Collections Database for a more detailed glance at our collections. 

If we do not already have a digital file of the image or object, the following fees will be applied:

Scans to 50MB = $35.00
Scans greater than 50MB and to 100MB = $50.00
Scans greater than 100MB = $75.00
Digital Image Capture (from flat work up to 16x20) = $50.00
Digital Image Capture (from flat work larger than 16x20 = $75.00
Digital Image Capture (3-D work) = $150.00

Non-profit discount for 50MB or less scan: $25



Last Modified: January 28, 2016