Rights and Reproductions

Dixon Gallery and Gardens Collections Image Usage Guidelines

Photography and Rights to Reproduction

Access to images of objects in the collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and rights to reproduce those images are handled by the Registrar. To obtain photographic materials or acquire permission to reproduce images, please read the information below and contact the Registrar via the email address.

Images for Study, Personal, or Lecture use

Low-resolution JPEGs for available images are provided free of charge. JPEGs are released to you for the purposes of research, teaching and/or enjoyment only and may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner. If you receive a photograph for study, lecture, or personal use and later wish to reproduce the image, you must submit a request for rights to reproduction.

Rights to Reproduction

You may request high-resolution TIFFs to reproduce works from the collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in print or electronic formats. Each request for rights to reproduction is assessed individually, and fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis. You will be asked to complete and sign an application for rights to reproduction supplied to you by the Registrar. This form serves as a contract and will specify the conditions for reproduction of imagery.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens requires prepayment of all fees before photographs may be released.

New Photography

If an image of a work is not available or does not meet your image requirements, the Registrar will discuss with you the cost and timeline for obtaining new photography.


The Dixon Gallery and Gardens can grant the permissions requested only to the extent of its ownership of the rights relating to the request. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark or related interests not owned by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The responsibility of ascertaining whether any such rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permissions remains with the applicant.

Contact the Registrar for Rights to Reproduction

To submit your request for photography or rights to reproduction, please send the following information to Kristen Kimberling, Registrar, by emailing kkimberling@dixon.org.

  • · Your name and contact information, including full mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  • The work of art for which you would like to obtain an image, including the artist's name, the title of work, medium (if known), and accession number (if known).
  • The type of photography you would like to obtain (low-res JPEG or high-res TIFF).
  • Your intended use (study, lecture, personal, or reproduction).
  • If you are requesting rights to reproduction, please include the specifics of your publication (author or editor, title, publisher, commercial or nonprofit, print run, distribution, language, etc.) and the projected date of publication.

Please contact the Registrar for rights to reproduction for a schedule of fees. She will respond to your request as soon as possible. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time for all requests.

Thank you for your interest in the collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.