Rights and Reproductions

Rights and Reproductions

Statement of Copyright Policy

As an international leader in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about glass and glassmaking, The Corning Museum of Glass respects the intellectual property rights of others. The Museum is committed to upholding its legal and moral obligations with respect to the use of copyright protected works, artists' moral rights, copyright legislation, and other copyright licenses and agreements, trademarks, and patents.

The preservation, transmission, and advancement of knowledge in the digital age is promoted by the creative use and reuse of digitized content for research, teaching, learning, and creative activities. The Museum’s digitization goal is to enhance access to the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, including the Rakow Research Library and The Studio, for students, faculty, and the world. Certain materials in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass may be protected by copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights not owned by the Museum. The Museum can only grant permission to reproduce collection materials which are either in the public domain, or for which the Museum has a license, or for which the Museum is the owner of the intellectual property rights. In many %%cases%%, The Corning Museum of Glass owns only the physical object. Therefore the Museum does not assume any responsibility for intellectual property, copyright, or any other legal issues involved in the publication and reproduction of items in its collection if those rights are held by other individuals or entities. The copyright owner or administrator (i.e.—the artist, representing gallery, artist’s estate, etc.) must provide reproduction permission and may charge a fee for this service. In these %%cases%%, the Department of Rights and Reproductions will assist the applicant with contact information, it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain permission from the copyright owner or administrator, and the applicant must furnish written proof of copyright permission granted to the Department of Rights and Reproductions prior to an image being released.

Terms

All text, images, and software code on this website are the copyrighted property of The Corning Museum of Glass unless otherwise noted. See the Terms of Use Policy. The Museum makes available images, text and data on the Museum and its collections to scholars, students and the general public for personal, non-commercial, educational and academic purposes or for fair use as defined in the U. S. copyright laws.

  • Personal use or use for study includes (but is not limited to) personal, educational, or research purposes only. Images may not be published or reproduced without written permission from the Department of Rights and Reproduction. 
  • Scholarly use includes (but is not limited to) books, exhibition catalogues, and similar works published by libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations; public-television broadcasts; and other items made available to a relatively limited audience.

Any commercial reproduction, redistribution, publication, or other use by electronic means or otherwise is prohibited without a prior written license signed by the Museum’s Department of Rights and Reproductions. 

  • Commercial use includes (but is not limited to) for-profit publications; textbooks, trade books, reference books, supplemental course readers, and curriculum materials for K-12; motion pictures, commercial television, and video productions; large-circulation or mass-market magazines; printed or televised advertisements; calendars, posters, museum reproductions, postcards, and note cards; other items made available to a relatively wide audience.

Requests for commercial use are evaluated on a %%case%%-by-%%case%% basis. The Museum reserves the right to regulate the nature and limit the duration of Commercial Use.

You may use and share images from our website for fair use or non-commercial purposes with attribution to The Corning Museum of Glass. Users must cite the author and source of the materials as they would material from any printed book and the citations should include the URL, www.cmog.org. By downloading, printing or otherwise using materials from this site, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use to fair use and will not violate the rights of the Museum or any other person or entity. If you require higher resolution images for publication, personal use or study purposes, please complete the online form or contact the Department of Rights and Reproductions at 607.438.5336 or rights@cmog.org.

Use of Images and Web Site Content

Except as expressly permitted above, reproduction or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion of the Site Content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission from the Department of Rights and Reproductions, The Corning Museum of Glass.

To request permission to use or reproduce images of objects from the glass collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, please fill out the Rights & Reproductions Request Form.

To request permission to use or reproduce videos owned or created by The Corning Museum of Glass, please fill out the Rights & Reproductions Request Form.

To request images and/or permission to publish or quote from the collections of the Rakow Research Library, please contact Department of Rights and Reproduction.

To request permission to use or reproduce images of the architecture of The Corning Museum of Glass, the Rakow Research Library or The Studio, please contact Department of Rights and Reproduction.

To request permission to use or link to the logomark of The Corning Museum of Glass, please fill out a Request to Use Museum Logo form.

To request permission to reproduce images from the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass for retail merchandise please contact the Department of Rights and Reproductions.

Professional journalists interested in obtaining permission to reproduce materials or any portion of the Site Content for publication, please contact the Communications Department at 607.438.5273 or pr@cmog.org.

For press and other special photography, including filming and videotape projects, please contact the Communications Department at 607.438.5273 or pr@cmog.org.

Use of Glass Collection Images

Requests should be submitted through the Rights & Reproductions Request Form.

All requests are reviewed on a %%case%%-by-%%case%% basis and must include the name of the requester, intended use, author/publisher, expected date of publication, requested collection image, and photography format requirements.

All rights granted are non-exclusive.

Permission for publication is for one time, one edition, and one publication use only.  Additional uses or future reuse require an additional license.

The images supplied are not to be cropped or altered in anyway without prior approval.  If a detail is approved, the word DETAIL must appear in the caption.

Only original photographic/ digital materials supplied by the Department of Rights and Reproductions may be used for reproduction.  Use of copied materials is prohibited.  The Department of Rights and Reproductions does not give permission to reproduce any photography previously acquired for any reason whatsoever.

The credit line as supplied in the license to reproduce must be displayed with the image in printed materials, in a separate picture credits page and/or at the end credits of film/video or TV production.

The license to reproduce may not be transferred to a third party nor may any photographic materials, its derivatives or digital files be transferred to any other user.

In lieu ot a license fee, two complimentary copies of the publication, product, CD, or tape in which the Museum's image appears must be sent to the Department of Rights and Reproductions, The Corning Museum of Glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass reserves the right, at its sole discretion to deny license to reproduce to any applicant without explanation.

Image reproductions may be licensed for scholarly, commercial, or personal/study uses.

Image requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the date the material(s) are needed to ensure adequate processing time.

Copying or redistributing images in any form for personal or corporate gain is prohibited.

For more information regarding the publishing and/or commercial use of any image in collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, please contact the Department of Rights and Reproductions at 607.438.5336 or 607.438.5311, or rights@cmog.org.

Photography in the Galleries

Photography, using existing light (no %%flash%%) is permitted for private, non-commercial use only, in the Museum's permanent collection galleries, provided the equipment used does not endanger the safety of the artwork or the public, and is not a nuisance to the gallery environment.

Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as "No Photography"; works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. %%Flash%% photography, monopods and tripods are allowed only with permission from the Communications Department. Contact pr@cmog.org.

Photography is permitted for private use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Visitors may post images from their visits on personal social media sites, so long as they are not used for profit.

Images of objects in the collection are available for commercial and publishing uses through the Department of Right and Reproductions. Contact rights@cmog.org.

The Museum may photograph or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Attendance on Museum property is implied consent for the use of visitors’ likenesses for marketing purposes.

The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

For questions or additional information contact 607.438.5273 or pr@cmog.org.