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. Photographs for reproduction are taken by the museum photographer and digital files remain the property of Seattle Art Museum.
Reproduction is for one-time use only. Photographs may not be cropped, bled off the page, or otherwise altered in any way. Text overlay elements are not permitted. All published images must be identified by the Seattle Art Museum’s accession number, title and date of the work of art, artist, and credit line.
The applicant’s oversight of the conditions for reproduction may result in the assessment of additional fees.
All requests should include the following information:
SAM's accession number (if known), and title and artist of artwork.
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.
Proposed design or mock-up demonstrating intended use, if available, especially for book exterior use.