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Image Services

The McClung Museum retains all reproduction rights for its photographic images and films. Images of museum objects are available for purchase, and permission to use these images can be requested. For information about fees and usage, see Rights & Reproductions.

For more information about using images for personal, research, or commercial use, see below and the Image Use FAQ.

Image Policies

Photography for Personal Use

Photography for personal use is permitted in all museum galleries and exhibits. Certain traveling exhibits may have photographic restrictions, which will be posted in the gallery. Please see the Image FAQ for more information about usage.

The use of a flash or artificial light is prohibited, and the use of tripods requires museum permission. Obtaining permission before visiting the museum is encouraged. Requests should be addressed to museum@utk.edu.

Photography for Research Use

Research photography of collections can be arranged under certain conditions.

Please visit Conducting Research at the McClung for more information.

Photography for Commercial Use

Professional photography or filming in museum areas may be permitted for a fee, and by arrangement with a minimum of two weeks notice.

Similarly, permission is required to use images of museum objects for commercial purposes.

See Rights & Reproductions for fee schedules and more information.

Photography for Press/Media

Images of exhibits and museum objects are available to members of the press. However, photography and filming by media (TV, magazines, etc.) in the museum requires permission. See Newsroom/Press for more information.

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