The Image Rights & Reproductions Department at the Seattle
Art Museum provides images for educational presentations, professional
research, print and electronic publications, and media projects.
All requests for images MUST be made in writing. Permission for
such use is granted at the sole discretion of the Seattle Art Museum.
Please contact us for information concerning permissions, or to
request digital photography of works in the SAM collection.
The Seattle Art Museum has high resolution digital photography available for reproduction. Low resolution digital slides are available for educational, research and lecture use only. They are not permitted for publication. Requested
photography is subject to availability at time of request.
Once your request is received in writing, every effort will be made
to meet your publication deadline. Following receipt and approval
of your complete request, we will send you an invoice and a Rights
and Reproductions Agreement. The invoice must be paid in full, and
the Rights and Reproductions Agreement signed before photography
is released to you.
Reproduction is for one-time use only. Photographs may not be cropped,
bled off the page, or otherwise altered in any way. All published
image(s) must be identified by the Seattle Art Museums accession
number, Title and Date of the work of art, Artist, and Credit Line.
The applicants oversight of the conditions for reproduction
may result in the assessment of additional fees.
All Requests Should Include The Following Information
Work of Art Requested:
- Please include SAM Accession Number (if known), Title and Artist
for the requested collection image.
- Reproduction Information:
Type of publication or project, publisher or producer, title of
publication or project, author, date of publication or release,
whether it is for commercial, educational, or scholarly use, print
or production run, type of distribution rights, and language(s)
in which the publication or project will be distributed.
- Complete Contact Information:
Name, Title, Company, Address, Phone, Fax, and Email
- Type of Photography requested:
High resolution digital photograph or low resolution digital slide
Artists or designated assignors may retain copyright to works of
art in the Seattle Art Museum collection, which are protected under
U.S. copyright laws, and applicable international treaties. In some
cases a signed document of permission may be required from the copyright
owner before the Image Rights & Reproductions Department can
process your request. Any and all royalty payments or other requirements
specified by the copyright owner of a work of art in the SAM collection
must be adhered to by the reproduction rights applicant. The Seattle
Art Museum assumes no responsibility for any claim against the reproduction
rights applicant or the Seattle Art Museum by an artist, his/her
agent, estate, or any other party in connection with the reproduction
of works of art in the collection of the Seattle Art Museum. Inquiries
regarding permission to publish images of items in the Seattle Art
Museum collection should be directed to the Seattle Art Museum Image
Rights & Reproductions Department.
In all cases, unauthorized use of images of works of art in the
Seattle Art Museum collection is prohibited. No image of any Seattle
Art Museum collection items may be reproduced, published, stored,
or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written
permission from the Seattle Art Museum.
How to Reach Us
Please submit your image request by completing our Rights and Reproduction form.
If you have any questions which are not answered above or in the form, you may reach us by phone, fax or mail:
Seattle Art Museum
Rights and Reproductions
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003