Media Reproduction Services
The San Diego Museum of Man’s collection of historic photographs is available to researchers and the general public. Currently, photographs are available for initial examination in the form of Xerox binders arranged by culture. Prospective users may examine these binders to make initial selections for use by making an appointment with the Project Archivist. File prints or digital scans, if available, can be examined for final selection.
If a prospective user cannot travel to the Museum, the Project Archivist, in conjunction with applicable staff, can make limited suggestions of photographs that might fulfill a particular request, but the Museum cannot devote excessive staff time to conducting photo searches for outside requests and cannot guarantee that all potential photographs in any given category have been located.
Production Services for Photographs
The Museum offers 8-bit TIFF, RGB-formatted digital image files. The fee for a high-quality image suitable for publication, typically at 300 dpi, is $25.00.
Not all objects in the collection are represented in the photo archives. If reproduction quality images are not available, it may be possible to arrange for special photography by the staff photographer. Additional turnaround and fee of $75.00 will apply. This charge is determined, in part, by the amount of time required to produce the image.
Rights and Reproductions
Please see the Rights and Reproduction Fees page for information regarding requests for permission to publish and for reproduction/use rights policies and forms.
Production Services for Photographs and Moving Images
Scanned Image: $25.00
Set-up charge for a new image from a subject: $75.00
This charge is determined, in part, by the amount of time required to produce the image. Set-up charges are in addition to fees for photographic services and to reproduction use fees.
Additionally, tax, mailing and handling will be charged.
Production Services for Photocopies and Course Packets
Photocopying of Museum of Man publications for course packets is permissible. The current rate is $.10 per page per course packet. Please see the Rights and Reproduction Fees page for more information regarding requests to photocopy journals and publications.
Payment and Delivery
Please place orders well in advance and allow four to six weeks for each order. Museum personnel will search the media archives for all reasonable requests.
Invoice information is transmitted to the Museum’s accountant for separate invoicing. In some cases payment in advance may be required, determined on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, tax, mailing and handling will be charged.
Orders to be shipped within the U.S. are sent via USPS. Mailing and handling fees are $10.00 per order.
Please Note: Copies of prints and transparencies are produced on special order. Because they represent costs which the Museum of Man would not otherwise undertake, they are not refundable. If images are not used, use fees only may be deducted from the invoices. Whether used or not, prints and transparencies may be kept on file for possible future use, with the understanding that separate permission and payment of use fees are required for future use.
Credit and Copyright
Credit must be given whenever a Museum photograph is reproduced. Credit should be given to the photographer, when identified. The credit must read: "Courtesy of the San Diego Museum of Man – photographed by (name), (catalogue number)."
The Museum reserves all rights to its photographic images.
Service Request Forms
Photo Reproduction Order Form
Contact for inquiries
To get quotes and more information please contact Rosa Longacre by calling (619) 239-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org