Guidelines for Filming and Photography
Filming and photographing on Museum property is permitted only by securing permission through the Communications Department prior to arrival. A member of the Communications staff must accompany film crews at all times while on Museum property. Photographers must be accompanied while in exhibition space. Please read the guidelines below and contact Jackie Berkowitz at (202) 488-2637 with any questions or to make arrangements to film or photograph on Museum property.
- Photographing or filming in exhibition space is permitted Monday through Friday providing it is completed before the Museum opens at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements cannot be made for after hours. Filming elsewhere in the Museum during visitation hours is possible, but must be supervised by a member of the Communications staff. Photography in non-exhibition areas of the Museum may be completed without securing advance permission from the Communications Department and need not be supervised.
- Images of artifacts, photographs, and other visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions must be properly captioned and credited. Please note that many of the photographs in the Museum are copyright protected. Written permission must be secured from the copyright holder before photographing or filming these items. Communications staff can provide contact information for copyright holders of items displayed in exhibition space.
- Museum employees and volunteers may only be interviewed by making prior arrangements through the Communications Department.