Rights Form

To request the use of a photograph of an object in our collection, please complete the following form for approval by the museum director. If permission is granted, a letter of permission will be returned. If new photography is required, you will be contacted to discuss related fees before permission is granted.

Special Collections Image Publication Use Policy

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum holds copyright to many images depicting objects in our collection. However, it is understood that the Museum and The Johns Hopkins University do not claim reproduction rights to all the materials in its collections. Therefore, by virtue of this request, the organization or individual requesting use of materials in University collections agrees to assume all responsibility for such use (including the responsibility of determining applicable rights holders and requesting appropriate permissions from such rights holders) and hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Johns Hopkins University, its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, loss or damage they may suffer as a result of claims, demands, costs or judgments (including reasonable attorney fees and court costs) against them arising out of the organization’s use of the requested materials.

Authorized Representative:
E-mail of Authorized Representative:
Name and Address of Institution:
On behalf of the person or institution named above, I, the undersigned, request permission to publish these items:

Request to Publish Materials

For the following publication (complete all appropriate lines):

Producer(s)/responsible party
Publisher/Production company:
Title of Publication/Production:

Medium/format (check all appropriate):

Expected number of video copies:
Date range of exhibition:
Date range of electronic display:
Expected print run/number of copies:

If permission is granted, a letter of permission will be returned.

Publication Permission

  1. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a researcher makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that researcher may be liable for copyright infringement.
  2. The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum defines publication as any visual representation or reproduction of materials from our holdings. Instances of publication may include, but are not limited to, printed materials, motion picture films or videos, websites, public exhibitions, and display in a commercial establishment.
  3. Permission to publish materials must be requested in writing, on the appropriate form provided by the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. The application should specify what the materials are and where they will be used.
  4. The Museum staff cannot sign agreement or permission forms from the publisher or user of our materials. Permission to publish, if granted, must be based solely on the terms specified in this form, or in other documents supplied by the Museum.
  5. The Johns Hopkins University does not claim reproduction rights to the materials in its collections, and it is expressly agreed that the researcher will obtain any necessary permission to publish from copyright owners and others.
  6. The Museum does not grant exclusive publication rights, but reserves the right to make its collections available for use and publication by anyone who makes an application.
  7. No charge is made for scholarly publication of materials if requested images already exist in Museum files. If new images need to be generated, there is a $25 fee per image. There is a fee for commercial publication, which varies according to the nature and extent of use. The fee schedule is available upon request.
  8. When permission is granted, appropriate credit for the material used must be given as stated in the letter of permission.

Rev 1/19/16