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Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm  /  Closed Major Holidays

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Services and Fees

To contact the Collections and Research staff for donation offers, image use requests, or research appointments, please use our contact forms or email museum-reference@mit.edu.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Reproduction fees for digital images and photographs
Shipping and handling
Payment
Research fees
Hart Nautical vessel plans
Hart Nautical model and full-scale vessel building fees
Use fees and publication guidelines

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making and use of reproductions of copyrighted material, including but not limited to downloading, printing, and display. Any individual who reproduces or uses material from the MIT Museum’s collections for purposes in excess of "fair use" as defined by the copyright law may be liable for copyright infringement. Any use of MIT Museum materials that are not defined as fair use requires written permission from the MIT Museum.

No guarantee is made as to the quality of reproductions provided by the MIT Museum.

Payment in US funds is required in advance and is not refundable.

Reproduction fees for digital images and photographs

Digital files

Depending on condition, and at the discretion of the assigned curator, 2-dimensional Museum objects can be scanned at up to 300 ppi for an 8” x 10” or larger image at $25.00 each. Scans of larger materials may be available. Larger scans are custom work. Contact the relevant department for availability and pricing. High-resolution scans are not available for all uses (see “Non-Commercial Use Fees and Commercial Use Fees” below). Digital files can be delivered via email as attachments, via FTP, or by mail on a CD. All other digitizing of collections is custom work. Contact the appropriate collections staff to inquire about costs of custom work. Special rates apply to the MIT Community; please consult Museum staff.

Digital Prints

Digital prints of original materials, where available, can be provided in the following sizes, with associated fees as shown below:

8” x 10” $25.00
11” x 14” $35.00
14” x 17” $50.00

Special rates apply to the MIT Community; please consult Museum staff.

Patrons requesting reproductions not listed above (e.g., custom photography of original objects or oversized material, reproduction of audiovisual materials) should contact the pertinent curatorial department for further details. Some orders may require extra research time for which a research fee may apply.

Photocopies: 25¢/page for each 8.5” x 11” copy.

Shipping & Handling

North America - $10.00
Outside North America - $20.00 minimum

Additional shipping and handling charges apply to express shipments and large orders.

For delivery of digital files or prints please allow 4 to 6 weeks. In most cases, rush service is not available.

Payment:

Payment can be made by check, money order or credit card. Prepayment of reproduction fees is required for all orders, which are final and may not be returned for credit. Checks or money orders, made payable to MIT Museum, must be in US dollars and payable within the Federal Reserve Bank System. Information for credit card orders must be provided by prior arrangement via fax or telephone. Credit card information will not be accepted by email. For payment by credit card, please contact the appropriate Museum department.

Research Fees

Collections staff will provide up to one hour of research time without charge, subject to curatorial discretion, after which the researcher may pursue the inquiry in person or pay a research fee of $30/hour for a professional staff member to complete the research.

Hart Nautical Vessel Plans

11” x 17” study prints from microfilm $5.00 per plan ordered.

The advantages of study prints are low cost and can be filed more conveniently. These prints are not full scale to the original drawings. A scale was photographed with the original plan in most cases when microfilmed. Prints are from scans of master microfilm and quality is good as long as contrast is not an issue. For example, blue prints and light pencil drawings are problematic in this print format.

Full-size black line prints on bond .............. $15.00 each plan

Full-scale prints of plans may be ordered if required. Full-size prints are made from scans of the original plan. If no scan is available one must be made. Most plans are not yet scanned. Please inquire about availability of scans prior to ordering. The cost of the scan is $17 (each plan) in addition to print cost. The Museum does not sell digital files of plans except for publication purposes under separate agreement (see below under Use Fees).

Hart Nautical model and full-scale vessel building fees

Model building fees

Half hull model $30.00

Full model $75.00

Full size reproduction fees

$25.00 per foot of waterline for all boats 18’ (waterline) and less. $50.00 per foot for all boats over 18’ (waterline).

Please refer to Hart Nautical Plan Policy (pdf) for further information on building vessel reproductions.

Use fees and publication guidelines

Images of the Museum’s collections are furnished for study purposes only unless written permission to use is granted. Purchasing reproductions does not imply the right to publish or reproduce. Permission fees are in addition to reproduction charges and a signed Permission to Use Agreement must be returned, and all permission fees paid, prior to publication.

Permissions are granted for a one-time, non-exclusive right to publish.

Required information for any publication request includes:

  • Title
  • Product format
  • Author
  • Organization
  • Date of publication
  • Distribution: regional, national, worldwide
  • Use: commercial, non-commercial, personal

For further information on MIT Museum's publication policies, refer to collections use policy.

Non- Commercial Use fees

For non-commercial online use, 300X300p or images up to 729X729p will be provided at 72 ppi, with no charge for their online use. Images should be credited “Courtesy MIT Museum”. Online posting of higher resolution images from the Museum’s collections is strictly prohibited. This policy applies to all users, including the MIT community.

Use fees for print publications are determined by the publication’s anticipated market. Current use fees for non-commercial use range from $20 per item for the local market to $80 per item for the international market.

Additional fees apply to non-print media, and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Permissions are granted for a one-time, non-exclusive right to publish a single edition in a single language. Additional uses require additional permission to publish and the payment of additional fees.

Commercial Use

Commercial use of images from the Museum’s collection is prohibited without prior written approval. If approval is granted, images must be credited “Courtesy MIT Museum”. Commercial patrons must provide one copy of the publication or product for the Museum’s records.

Use fees for print publications are determined by the publication’s anticipated market. Current use fees for commercial use range from $40 per item for the local market to $160 per item for the international market.

Additional fees apply to non-print media, and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Print permissions are granted for a one-time, non-exclusive right to publish a single edition in a single language. Additional uses require additional permission to publish and the payment of additional fees.

MIT Community

Permission fees are waived for members of the MIT community who wish to use reproductions in Institute-related publications or products; however, such use must be in accordance with Museum policy. Patrons should inform the Museum of their intended use and provide one copy of the publication or product for the Museum’s records. All reproductions must be accompanied by the credit line provided. Institute patrons should refer any inquiries they receive as a result of reproducing items from the collections directly to the Museum. Images published online by the MIT community may not exceed 72ppi in resolution.

 


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