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Detail of Hugh Lawson McClung Photograph

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.

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

Photography for Research Use

Research photography of collections can be arranged under certain conditions.

Please visit Conducting Research at 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 Connect for more information.

Image requests of any materials that are subject to repatriation claims will follow the image policy put forth by UT’s Office of the Provost. Learn more.