FAQ

Prior to contacting the museum, please consult the following list of frequently asked questions, where you might find an answer more quickly.

Can a curator or another staff member identify or appraise a work of art that I own?

The museum does not appraise, evaluate, or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser, please contact the following organizations:

 

I am a scholar/researcher, how do I make an appointment to see a work of art in the collection that is not on view?

Thank you for considering The Rockwell Museum as a resource for your research project. We ask that you fill out our research request form; our registrar will get back to you as soon as possible. 

research request form

 

May I reproduce a work in the museum’s collection?

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of images with The Rockwell Museum copyright is specifically prohibited. If you wish to utilize images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than “fair use,” as defined by copyright laws, it is necessary to receive prior written permission by contacting the registrar at deckert@rockwellmuseum.org.

 

How should I care for my own collection?

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works provides a listing of professional conservators. Conservation Online maintains links to numerous websites providing information about caring for art and artifact collections.

 

Is photography allowed in The Rockwell?

Visitors may take personal memento photos inside the museum during their visit, except where otherwise noted. Additional lights and tripods are not permitted, including flash. Any artworks or exhibitions that are not allowed to be photographed will be indicated with signage. 

 

May I do a photo shoot or video shoot at The Rockwell?

Outdoor photo shoots on The Rockwell grounds can take place at any time and do not require an escort. Indoor portrait photography is allowed in The Rockwell with escort and advance approval from museum staff, following the guidelines of The Rockwell’s policy. 

Revenue generated from commercial and professional shoots assists The Rockwell Museum in ongoing efforts to preserve, display and expand the collection. For this reason, commercial photography and photo use are both strictly controlled.  

Full photography policy and guidelines

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