Copyright and Image Access and Use

Use of text and images in which Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) holds the copyright is permitted, with attribution, under the terms and conditions of a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License.

Copyright and other proprietary rights in material on this site may be held by individuals or entities other than or in addition to Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia does not warrant that the use of materials displayed on this site will not infringe on the rights of third parties, such as artists or artists’ heirs holding the rights to these works. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by “fair use,” as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act. For fair use guidelines see U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index.

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) respects the intellectual property rights of others. Mia may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, disable and/or terminate access to any material on or linked to or from this site that it suspects to be infringing upon a third party’s intellectual property rights or other rights. If you believe that material posted on or linked to or from this site by Mia or by any other party is infringing, please follow the procedures set forth in our Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice Policy.

Mia is continually researching works that are protected under copyright and contacting artists for permission to use their works. If you can provide contact information for the artist or his/her estate, please contact us at collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Image Access and Use

All images on Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) websites that are not credited to a named person or organization are wholly owned or licensed by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia encourages engagement with the contents of our websites in accordance with our Copyright Policy. Depending on copyright status in the works of art depicted, users may use, download, and share our website images either freely with no restrictions (works in the public domain), or with some restrictions (copyrighted works or works with other legal restrictions).

Mia believes everyone should be able to engage with cultural heritage online; it is essential to our museum mission to make accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. We want to make it easier for users of our websites to understand what they can do with the images of works of art shared by us. To assist users, Mia has adopted and implemented the RightsStatements.org standardized statements for online cultural heritage. RightsStatements.org provides a standard set of user-friendly statements in three main categories: In Copyright, No Copyright, and Other. Mia will use the RightsStatements.org statements to more effectively and clearly communicate with you what we know about the copyright and reuse status of images of the works of art from our collection. For more information on the RightsStatements.org standard see: http://rightsstatements.org/en/.

Images of works of art identified as in the Public Domain (CC PDM) have been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Mia’s collection contains over 50,000 works in the Public Domain. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the works, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Images for Press and Publicity

For images for press and publicity, including images for current exhibitions at Mia, please contact our Press department at press@artsmia.org.

Images for Publication

Users of Mia websites are permitted to download, use, and share images from our websites for limited non-commercial and educational purposes, subject to any additional terms or restrictions included with an individual image or online program, and with attribution to Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in accordance with our Copyright Policy. If you require higher resolution image files for educational study and research use, or for scholarly publishing contact Mia Permissions at permissions@artsmia.org. It is helpful to include the following information with your Images for Publication request: Artist, Title, and Accession Number of the artwork; the intended purpose or manner in which the image will be reproduced; and publisher, territorial rights, and language (if known).

For commercial publishing, or for the use of Mia images for merchandise and other commercial uses, please contact our image licensing partners Bridgeman Images at http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-US/.

We love to hear how Mia images are used! To share your project with us or for any additional information about image permissions contact permissions@artsmia.org.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Policy

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) respects the intellectual property rights of others. Mia may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, disable and/or terminate access to any material on or linked to or from this site that it suspects to be infringing upon a third party’s intellectual property rights or other rights.

If you believe material posted on or linked to or from this site is infringing, please provide a written, signed notice of infringement (a “DMCA Notice”) to the designated agent at Minneapolis Institute of Art, by fax or mail, at the address provided below. Such DMCA Notice should be in the form set forth below, which is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”).

Our designated agent for receiving such DMCA Notices is Heidi S. Raatz, Collections Information Specialist, who can be reached as follows: Heidi S. Raatz, Collections Information Specialist, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404; Fax +1 612 870 3004 Attn: Heidi S. Raatz, Collections Information Specialist.

The above contact information is provided exclusively for DMCA notices. Do not send any unrelated inquiries to the contact listed above.

Please include the following information in your written, signed DMCA Notice:

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that you request be removed, disabled and/or access to which be terminated, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Identification of the work(s) claimed to have been infringed.

Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and email address at which you may be contacted.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A signed statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note: The DMCA provides that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you make a false or bad faith allegation of copyright infringement by using this process. If you are not sure what your rights are, or whether a copyright has been infringed, you should check with a legal advisor first.