Rights and Usage

The New Bedford Whaling Museum charges licensing fees for commercial use of materials provided. These fees help support our ongoing efforts to care for our collections. If you have questions about licensing materials for commercial use, or if your use is educational / fair use, please contact the Museum’s Photo Archive photoresearch@whalingmuseum.org. To request formal permission please fill out this linked Google Form.

Please search our Online Collections Database to explore 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 for non-profit 50MB or less scan = $25
Scans greater than 50MB and to 100MB = $50.00
Scans greater than 100MB = $75.00
Digital Image Capture (from flat work up to 16×20) = $50.00
Digital Image Capture (from flat work larger than 16×20 = $75.00
Digital Image Capture (3-D work) = $150.00




Last modified: March 30, 2016