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Ordering Guidelines

Please Note: The Office of Rights & Reproductions will be temporarily closed starting December 14, 2012 through June 2013. At this time please contact Art Resource for ALL reproduction requests. They can be reached at 212-505-8700 or at . Requests for personal prints or research images will not be taken during this time or through Art Resource and will resume again in June 2013. Thank you for your patience during this time.

All requests must be submitted in writing to the Office of Rights and Reproductions. Telephone and rush orders will not be accepted. Do not include payment with your request--you will receive an invoice. (See order forms below, right.)

A complete request must include:

Sitter's name, artist's name, and NPG accession number of      portrait (if known)

Type of photographic material needed

Intended use of the material, i.e. personal or publication

Personal use includes displaying or storing images in an album or other storage system for viewing, and does not include multiple reproduction publication in any format, commercial exploitation, or inclusion of the image on a personal web site.

Publication information, including format, title, author, publisher, print run, and publication date, should be provided if known.

Requests will be considered incomplete and will be held for additional information if the above mentioned elements are not included.


The following application forms are available as PDF files:
Photographic Materials

Printed Media | All-language World Rights

Printed Media | One-language World Rights

Film & Electronic Media

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Phone: (202) 633-8320
FAX: (202) 312-2915

Mailing Address:
Office of Rights & Reproductions
National Portrait Gallery
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 973
Washington, D.C. 20013-0712


All requests for images that will be utilized in large commercial products should be directed to Art Resource.
Phone: (212) 505-8700
FAX: (212) 505-2053

Mailing Address:
Art Resource
536 Broadway, 5th floor,
New York, NY, 10012 USA


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