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To order an image or request permission to reproduce an image, please contact our rights and reproductions office. Please include as much of the following information as possible in your request:

  • Contact name
  • Company name
  • Shipping and billing addresses
  • Phone and fax numbers
  • Email address
  • Information about the object requested (i.e., object number, artist, title, medium, country of origin, date)
  • Photographic material format requested (black-and-white print, color print, color transparency for publication, digital image)

If you are requesting permission to reproduce an image, please include the following information as well:

  • Project or publication name and description (for publications, please provide as much bibliographical information as possible)
  • Quantity (print run or estimated number of subscriptions if an online publication)
  • Please indicate if this is an educational or nonprofit project.
  • If you are requesting permission to reuse an image you already have, please indicate when and where you obtained it. If applicable, include an invoice or permission number.

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Already have an invoice? Pay now. Please have your invoice number and amount available.

Digital Image Sets

You can also order sets of our most popular images, provided digitally on a CD, at a special price of $200 plus shipping. The PDFs below provide details about the sets, which each include 40 images unless otherwise indicated.

To order, contact reprorights@si.edu.

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American Art

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Caption information (PDF)

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Biblical Manuscripts

2 sets available
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Chinese Art

Image information (PDF)
Caption information (PDF)

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Islamic Art

Image information (PDF)
Caption information (PDF)

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Japanese Art

Image information (PDF)
Caption information (PDF)

South Asian Art

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Caption information (PDF)



Email, fax, or mail image requests to:

Email, fax, or mail image requests to:
Rights and Reproductions Coordinator
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 707
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Fax: 202.357.1829
reprorights@si.edu

Members of the press

For questions on using museum images in media stories, contact our press office at publicaffairsAsia@si.edu.

Product development

For questions about using museum images in product development, contact our shop staff at asiashops@si.edu.