Rights, Reproduction and Copyright Information

Digital Collection Copyright Statement

Reproduction of the images or information on the Rose’s Digital Collection site for commercial use is prohibited. Fair use exception, including personal, non-commercial and educational use, as consistent with United States copyright laws, is encouraged; however, it is up to you to determine if your intended use is protected under fair use laws. We also require a credit line to be used for any public non-commercial educational purposes (including projection or online). The credit line must include “Courtesy of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University” as well as the particular credit line for each image, which can be found on each object’s description page.

Take-Down Policy

The Rose Art Museum makes every effort to ensure that it has appropriate rights to ingest and provide access to content. Parties who have questions or who wish to contest the use of specific works may contact rosecollections@brandeis.edu or

Rose Art Museum
ATTN: Rights & Permissions
MS 069
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

With all such communications, please include:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner. NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Museum to locate the material. Providing URLs in your communication is the best way to help us locate content quickly.

The Museum will respond to all correspondence within five business days upon arrival. If the Museum is not able to determine, within the specified time frame, that the Museum is permitted to use the work(s) in question, the Museum will cease providing access to the work until or unless it can determine that such uses are permitted. The Museum may work with the Brandeis’ General Counsel to make determinations about appropriate use. Depending on these determinations, the Museum may restrict access to the work(s) in question or remove them from its systems.

Rights and Reproduction

The Rose offers a large number of images of the permanent collection for reproduction. These images may be available in digital format or as transparencies. Please plan ahead when requesting images. Typical processing of requests takes two to three weeks. Rush requests will be considered individually and may require additional fees. Unauthorized use of images of works of art in the Rose Art Museum collection is prohibited.

Please contact the museum registrar to submit your request.

It is the user's responsibility to obtain necessary permissions and pay required fees for the use of copyrighted material. Users are held fully responsible for any copyright infringement. Copyright protects artwork such as videos, recorded performances, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and works on paper. In most cases, the person granted rights by the Rose Art Museum still must secure non-exclusive license to reproduce from copyright holder as well. Responsibility for researching outside copyrights falls to licensee.

Permission is granted for non-exclusive one time usage. Additional languages and subsequent editions will be considered upon application.

Images may not be cropped, manipulated, overprinted, airbrushed, printed in colored ink or altered in any form without permission from the Rose Art Museum and the copyright holder. A sample layout should accompany a request for an exception.

All published images must be identified by the title and date of the work of art, artist, and credit line. Reproduction must be accompanied by the credit line supplied by the Rose Art Museum. The credit line must appear with the image on the same or facing page.

All reproduction materials remain property of the Rose Art Museum and are to be returned within six months.

Please refer to the conditions for permission listed on page two of the Permission to Reproduce form for additional information.