Ordering and Reproducing Images from the J. Paul Getty Museum's Collection


Thank you for your interest in obtaining images from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The J. Paul Getty Museum grants permission to download collection images from our website for your own personal and non-commercial use, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. The Getty also makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. For more information on discovering unrestricted, high-resolution digital images available for download, please review the Getty's Open Content Program.

Except as expressly permitted above, requests for all other uses must be made in writing, and the Museum will only consider requests to use or reproduce images of objects in its collection for scholarly, educational, or non-commercial purposes. Each request is separately considered, and permission is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Museum. Fees apply depending on the type and nature of the intended use.

Note: Please contact the Merchandise Development office for requests to create merchandise (see contact information at right).

How to Order
Requests for permission to use or reproduce Museum images may be submitted electronically via the Terms of Use links below. All requests for images and permission to reproduce are subject to approval. If fees apply, you will also be invoiced, and pre-payment is required.

Pre-payment
Payment in full is due in advance of all media shipments and must be made in U.S. dollars. Accepted forms of payment include checks drawn from U.S. banks, wire transfers, and credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only). Payment must be received within 6 weeks from invoice for your order to be fulfilled promptly.

Fees
See the Collection Image Fees Schedule for full pricing information.

RUSH FEE Double total fees. If new photography is not required, rush orders may be accommodated for requests of 5 images or less. Media will be sent within one week of receipt of payment and the completed permission request form.

Timeframe
Please allow 2-3 weeks for initial processing. Thereafter, once the payment has been received, please allow an additional 2 weeks for the images to be sent to you (or, up to 2 months for images from the Department of Photographs or Drawings collections). Large and complex orders or requests for which new photography must be ordered, are subject to approval and will take longer. Note that requests submitted by mail, email, or fax will take longer to fill. Those with missing information will not be accepted.

LINKS TO ORDER FORMS:

In order to proceed to the request form, the applicant must first agree that this permission, if granted, shall be subject to the terms of use set forth at the links below. Read and/or print out the terms of use applicable to your request:

The applicant further agrees:

  • to promptly pay all charges connected with this request
  • to supply one (1) gratis copy of the publication, if any, to the Assistant Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Agreement to the Terms of Use is required. Please select the Terms based on your intended use:

Terms of Use for Print Publication

Terms of Use for Electronic Media or Television/Film/Video

Terms of Use for Study, Reference, or Lecture Only (no reproduction without further permission from the Getty Museum)

Additional Information