Guidelines for Image Use


  1. Reproduction permission from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University (the "Kemper Art Museum") is granted only for the specific work of art identified on page one hereof. Further, applicant shall only use the reproduction in the publication or in the manner specified on page one hereof. Permission is only granted for one usage in one publication or project, for one edition and one language. Reproduction of works of art in additional language editions or subsequent or revised editions will be considered upon application.
  2. Reproduction from printed or other non-photographic materials, or from photographic materials not supplied by the Kemper Art Museum's Department of Rights and Reproductions, is strictly prohibited.
  3. Black-and-white photographs are sold outright and cannot be returned.
  4. Rental fees must be paid on all transparencies, whether or not they are reproduced. Transparencies shall at all times remain the property of the Kemper Art Museum. Applicant shall not duplicate, sell, loan, or otherwise transfer the transparencies to any other person or entity without the prior written consent of the Kemper Art Museum. All transparencies must be returned to the Kemper Art Museum. A fee will be charged for late return; full replacement cost will be charged in the case of loss or damage. All fees associated with reproductions are non-refundable.
  5. Before publication of any reproduction—whether print, digital, or other—a color proof of the image and full credit line must be approved in writing by the Kemper Art Museum. If no proof is received, or if any requested changes are not applied, usage may be considered unauthorized. 
  6. Each object must be reproduced in its entirety and the reproduction may not be bled off the page or cropped in any way without prior written consent. Nothing may be superimposed on the reproduction, including text. Reproductions must be full tone black and white or full color. Application to reproduce a detail from a work will be considered only upon receipt of a sketch or photograph marked to show the area to be reproduced; the caption must include the word "detail."
  7. An accurate credit line (as provided) must be shown in immediate proximity to the reproduction or in the section within the publication devoted to acknowledgments, formatted as follows:  Artist, Title, date. Medium, dimensions. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis. Donor credit. Photographer credit (when applicable).
  8. Applicant shall provide the Kemper Art Museum with at least one complete copy of the work in which the reproduction(s) appear, free of charge.
  9. The Kemper Art Museum assumes no responsibility for any royalties or fees claimed against the applicant or the Kemper Art Museum by third parties, nor does the Kemper Art Museum guarantee or warrant that the reproduction permission granted herein is the only permission needed to insulate the applicant from claims of infringement from parties other than the Kemper Art Museum. This reproduction permission does not purport to govern any such rights which persons other than the Kemper Art Museum may have under the laws of the United States or the laws of any of the various countries in which the reproduction(s) may be published, displayed or distributed.
  10. Under no circumstances does the Kemper Art Museum grant exclusive world rights to reproduce any works in our collection.