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The Anchorage Museum will provide digital image files of objects or photographs within the museum's collection for any intended use via the following procedure:

  1. Fill out an Image Use Request form and a Statement of Release. Requests must include intended use. The Image Use Request form can be returned by clicking the 'Submit Form' button on the form itself. The Statement of Release form will need to be signed and returned via mail, email, or fax (907) 929-9233.
  2. Once the completed forms are received, an invoice will be emailed or mailed. Orders will not be processed until payment is received. All fees are per image unless otherwise noted. Image requests typically involve both a material fee (for the image file) and a use fee (to be able to publish). Please note that all requests for estimates on fees must be submitted in writing along with a completed Image Use Request form.
  3. The Anchorage Museum may require a contract agreement for use of certain items. For such orders, a contract will be sent after payment is received. The order will not be completed until a signed copy of the contract is returned.
  4. After payment and all necessary paperwork are received, image files will be sent according to the delivery method specified on the Image Use Request form, along with a document containing item information and the required credit line to accompany the image(s).

The Anchorage Museum may refuse reproduction requests for materials to which it does not own copyright. Limitations may be placed on copying/reproducing items for reasons of law, collection restrictions, institutional regulations, department policy, or the condition of the items.

Normal turnaround time for requests submitted with complete paperwork is two to three weeks. Orders with incomplete paperwork, large or complex orders, orders involving new photography, or custom requests will take longer. Rush orders may be available on a case-by-case basis for a 100 percent surcharge. Projects with dates of release within three weeks of the Image Use Request submission will automatically have rush order status applied to them.

For questions concerning rights and reproductions, email

To request a print from the Anchorage Museum's photo collection, please fill out the Print Request form and return it via mail, email, or fax (907) 929-9233. Print sizes and prices are listed on the form.

The use of some photographs may be restricted or limited by copyright. Researchers using photographs for publication should familiarize themselves with the subject and restrictions of copyright. Transfer of copyright by a donor(s) encompasses only those items to which he/she/they have the legal title.

Researchers using photographs for papers, dissertations and publications must credit the Anchorage Museum, in a caption or citation, as the source repository. The citation or caption must include the item's identification number, or if unavailable, name of the repository collection.

The researcher agrees not to place any materials copied for or by him/her at the Anchorage Museum in any other library, archives, or manuscripts repository.

Reproductions of materials are done by museum staff at the researcher's expense when the condition of the originals will permit such reproduction. The museum retains the right to limit the number of copies made for any one researcher, either in total or from any one given collection.

The researcher is responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permissions.

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Image Use Request
Statement of Release
Print Request
Photocopy Request
Researcher Guidelines
Fee Schedule

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday by appointment only

Library catalog
Alaska's Digital Archives

Phone: (907) 929-9235