Rights and Usage - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Rights and Usage

Information about commercial and educational usage of images from the Museum’s collection.

Rights and Usage

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is committed to making our collections accessible and available to researchers, publishers, and the general public in support of scholarship, education, and personal enrichment. To use any text, image, audio, or video for commercial use, publication, broadcast, documentary, or for any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, you must request and receive prior written permission from the museum. High-resolution digital images can be requested by filling out the permission form.

To request permission to use and/or make a reproduction of an item in the collection, you will need to:

  1. Contact the Rights & Reproductions Manager with the details of your request and the accession number of the object(s) you are requesting an image/rights for.
    Email: imagerequest@whalingmuseum.org
  2. Museum staff will review the request and respond in a timely manner.
  3. If there are any associated costs, museum staff will notify you and, once payment is received, will deliver the reproduction and/or countersigned permission form.

Custom requests will take longer, contingent on the volume and complexity of the order.

Please Search our Online Collections Database and explore our collections, before you place an image request.