Rights and Reproductions
The Mariners’ Museum permits the nonexclusive use of digital and print reproductions of its collection and archival materials according to applicable rights and restrictions. Individuals or organizations that would like to obtain a reproduction must first obtain permission from The Mariners’ Museum Digital Services department.
We permit and encourage personal, and educational use of our documents, images, audio, and video. High quality or high-resolution versions are available on request, for these purposes. Fees may apply for duplication, delivery, and digitization when the item hasn’t been previously digitized. Note that visitors can use items already available online for personal and educational use without special permission from the museum. If you’d wish, the museum would like to hear how our items have helped in your research and projects, so please contact us to let us know. Doing so helps secure grants and funding to make more of our items accessible.
Use of The Mariners’ Museum reproductions, images, audio, and video materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires written permission and usage rights from the Digital Services Department. Usage fees apply in addition to any digitization, duplication, and delivery fees. Waivers for usage fees for non-profit and scholarly projects may be granted at The Mariners’ Museum discretion.
To request usage authorization, complete this form
The Mariners’ Museum collections and archives are obtained from many sources and are intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by The Mariners’ Museum. Permission for use will be granted only to the extent of The Mariners’ Museum ownership of the rights relating to your particular interest. The museum, to the best of it’s ability will indicate if any additional rights exist. If they do, obtaining additional necessary permissions, remain with the individual.
The Mariners’ Museum requires proper credit, and reproduction permissions are contingent upon an agreement to supply appropriate credit lines. Of special concern for the museum is facilitating the identification or retrieval of the items that are reproduced, since publication/broadcast may create further demand for reproduction. “The Mariners’ Museum” must always be credited. In addition, the credit line should included the items Archival Number or ID when feasible. Finally, in cases where items are reproduced online, the museum requests a link back to its website http://catalogs.marinersmuseum.org when possible.
Please use the following credit line:
The Mariners Museum
The Mariners’ Museum
Title (optional), Item ID (optional)
General pricing for reproduction and usage fees can be found on the Digital Services Price list.
To request a copy of an item and or usage rights, complete the request form.
For more information about the items in our catalog and items yet to be cataloged contact the departments below.
Library and Archives