Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library – Rights & Reproductions – Photo Orders

Requesting an Image:

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (SRMML) provides images of the collections for educational, commercial or personal use. Publication of images of SRMML collection items is permitted only from prints, transparencies, or digital images supplied by the SRMML. Obtaining and/or publishing an image will be subject to production and use fees.

Step One: Finding an Image

To research SRMML holdings, explore the collection held by SRMML either through on-line resources or with assistance from a staff member. Photography service requests that require significant staff research will be subject to a fee of $40 per hour for staff time. It is important to note the item’s title and the accession number for images to be ordered.

Step Two: Determine the Format You Want

Images are available in the following formats: digital (which can either be provided on CD or emailed), printouts on glossy paper (8 1/2″ x 11″ or smaller), and transparency. A full listing of costs is available on our Image Services Fee Schedule.

Step Three: Place Your Order

To request an image, please download and complete an Image Production and Reproduction Use Request. Please allow four weeks for your order to be completed. Rush requests will be considered individually and require an additional fee of $50 per image. The Conditions of Use on page 2 are agreed to when the form is signed by the requester.

Email, or mail your completed and signed form to:

Collections Dept. – Photo Order
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Telephone: 781-457-4123

Step Four: Determine Fees from Image Services Fee Schedule 

Image Production Fees are charged for all images ordered. If an item has not been photographed, new photography fees will apply.

Reproduction Use Fees are charged if the image is to be used for publication and/or media projects. Reproduction of images is for one-time use, in one language, in one format. Each additional use requires an additional fee. All reproductions must include proper credit to the SRMML.

Join the museum and receive a 10% discount on your production and use fees. Once the request is approved by SRMML, a staff member will contact you with a quote.

Step Five: Pay Image Production & Reproduction Use Fees

Upon acceptance of the quote, an Image Production and Reproduction Use Agreement and Invoice will be sent. Please note that reproduction rights for images are not granted until this agreement has been returned and countersigned by SRMML staff, with a copy then being returned to the requestor.

Prepayment is required. Fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Step Six: Delivering Your Image(s)

Once payment is received, the image(s) will be sent by the agreed method.