Image Policy

Image Policy

Rights and Reproduction

Policy for Rights & Reproductions
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

In general, the Blanton approves only scholarly, educational, and non-profit projects for use of images in the collection. Sometimes commercial projects are approved, if they are educational or scholarly in nature. Each request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

All requests to publish artwork from the Blanton Museum of Art’s collection must be in writing, either by email or mail. The letters should include contact information for the requesting organization or individual, as much detail about the artwork being requested as possible, the title and author of the publication, publisher information (including whether it is a non-profit or commercial publisher), the type of image required (if a digital image, please provide the format, image size, and dpi needed), whether the image is an interior or cover placement, the print run, and the deadline for receiving the image.

The applicant will be notified of applicable fees, which will depend on their status as a non-profit or commercial organization, and on the type of image they require. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required to process the request. For a list of our most up-to-date reproduction fees, click HERE.

An invoice and the museum’s Permission to Reproduce form are prepared and sent to the applicant. Payment (by check or credit card) and the completed Permission to Reproduce form must be received prior to sending the image out (digital images are usually sent by an image transfer site).

Michael Carnes, michael.carnes@blantonmuseum.org

Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
200 E Martin Luther King Blvd., Stop D1303 Austin, TX 78712-1609

Image Access

The UT Libraries system provides access to campus collection images on Artstor. Students and staff with EIDs can log in to view institutional collections in addition to other public collections and register for an account to download images for study and scholarly use.

Visit the Fine Arts Library’s Visual Resources Collection LibGuide here for more information.

Artstor allows quick PowerPoint downloads, an image viewer to zoom in to details, automatic citations, and an image comparison viewer for up to 10 images at once.

To search for Blanton collection material on Artstor follow the instructions below.

Within the campus collections the VRC collection can be searched to find the Blanton’s material. To view these collections, select Browse “Institutional Collections” and select “University of Texas – Art and Art History Visual Resources Collection.

A selection of Blanton material can be accessed by searching artists, titles, and keywords, and including “Blanton” to narrow search results. For example: “Ellsworth Kelly; Blanton”