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Web Use and Gallery Photography

Text and images on the MFA's Web site, —created as a public educational resource—are the property of the MFA and are protected by copyright. The reproduction, redistribution, publication, and/or exploitation of any materials and/or content (data, text, images, marks, or logos) for personal or commercial gain is not permitted. Provided the source is cited, personal and educational use (as defined by fair use in US copyright law) is permitted. Any reproduction of text or images from this site in a publication (with the exception of news reporting and commentary) is not permitted. All parties using, printing, or downloading materials and/or content from the MFA Web pages in any manner represent and warrant (1) that they understand and will observe the limitations on the use of the materials and/or content; and (2) that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party.

Photography and Video in the Galleries

Still photography and video taken from a handheld device of objects in the permanent collection are permitted for personal, non-distributional, non-commercial use. Please refrain from photography of loans and temporary exhibitions. Flashes, tripods, or video cameras in the galleries are prohibited. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, published, distributed, sold, transferred, or otherwise commercially exploited without written permission from the MFA. Formal portraits, event photography, and any other commissioned photography require prior written permission from the MFA.

Permission requests may be sent to mfaimages@mfa.org. Please allow 3 weeks for the review and consideration of all permission requests. Same day requests will not be considered or approved.