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Rights and Reproductions

Rights and Reproductions

All images published on The Mint Museum Website are property of the Mint Museum of Art, Inc. (d/b/a Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown) unless otherwise noted.  Unauthorized copying, redistribution, publication, or exploitation of these images for commercial use or personal gain is prohibited.  For information regarding the reproduction of any image of artwork in The Mint Museum's collection, please contact the Registration Assistant, Office of the Registrar by email.  All requests for image reproduction must be made in writing and include the name of the requestor, the intended use, requested collection image, and photography format.

Requestors seeking image reproduction for the purpose of publication should complete the Application for Permission to Publish.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing, while large or complex orders for which new photography is required may take longer.

COPYRIGHT

The Mint Museum respects the intellectual property rights of artists and others. Many of the artworks in The Mint Museum’s collection are protected by U.S. copyright law.  The Mint Museum does not own the copyright for all of the artworks in its collection, instead copyright may be held by the artist, an estate, gallery, or agency; thus, permission of the copyright holder may also be required for reproduction. While the Office of the Registrar will assist the applicant with contact information, it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain permission from the copyright owner or administrator. The applicant must furnish written proof of permission granted to the Office of the Registrar.

The Mint Museum makes every effort to obtain and ensure that it has the appropriate rights to display and provide access to copyrighted material. Copyright holders who have questions or concerns regarding the use of a specific work should contact the Registration Assistant, Office of the Registrar.  All such inquiries will be investigated promptly.

FAIR USE EXCEPTION

The Mint Museum supports life-long learning, the advancement of knowledge, and curiosity; therefore, we do not object to the Fair Use of copyrighted material available on our Website in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 107 for noncommercial, educational purposes. These uses include teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting.  Users must include the stated credit lines and source of the materials with reference to this Website’s address mintmuseum.org.

REPRODUCTION FEES

In most cases, there will be a fee for reproduction of an image.  Fees may vary based on the scope and purpose of each project. Permission to reproduce an image for publication is contingent upon completion of the Application for Permission to Publish, proof of permission from copyright holder when necessary, and payment of the assigned fees.  The Mint Museum's charges do not include any copyright fees due to the copyright holder.  Payment is due 30 days after the receipt of the Invoice.

The requested materials will be sent upon receipt of payment in the form of a check (made out to Mint Museum of Art) payable in U.S. dollars, Visa or MasterCard, or a money order. Foreign payments must be made in the form of a wire transfer, an International or U.S. Postal Money Order, or a check in U.S. dollars written on a U.S. bank that is a member of the American Banking Association (ABA). 

Fee Scale

One-time Use, One language up to 5,000 Print Run

Commercial

$175

Non-profit

$75

Scholarly

$0-$50

New Photography

$200

 

 

Please direct all collection image inquiries and requests to:
Registration Assistant
The Mint Museum
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 337-2065
Fax: (704) 337-2101
email

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Public Relations and Publications Manager at (704) 337-2009 or by email