The Rights & Reproductions department assists those seeking reproductions of images from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York for personal use and those needing permission for limited scholarly or commercial use in any medium.

Reproduction, public display, or distribution of an image from the Museum's collection from any copy format (digital or print) via any medium requires the permission of the Museum. The Museum determines and collects a permission fee for such uses and provides high-resolution digital files for reproduction purposes. Fees will vary depending on the specifics of each request.

Purchasing a Print for Personal Use

The Museum of the City of New York offers exhibition-quality reproductions, printed on archival paper, for personal, decorative use.

You can explore the more than 125,000 images from the City Museum’s collections by visiting the Collections Portal.

The following sizes and print prices apply to images purchased for personal use only. Museum members received 10% off.

8x10 inch print: $80*
11x14 inch print: $125*
16x20 inch print: $190
Larger prints are available. Please e-mail rightsandrepro@mcny.org to inquire about custom-made, large-format prints.

*Shipping and handling fees are included.
Uses deemed "personal" by the Museum do not require the payment of a permission fee.
If you find an image and would like to inquire about purchasing a reproduction please contact Nilda I. Rivera, Director of Licensing and Reproductions, at 917.492.3375 or rightsandrepro@mcny.org

Decorating an office or other public space

High-quality reproductions on archival paper of many of the City Museum’s images are available for commercial decorative use. Permission is required for any public display.

You can explore the more than 125,000 images from the City Museum’s collections by visiting the Collections Portal or view a selection of some of our most popular and iconic images here.

Prices are based on the size of the prints, the quantity of the order, and other factors. For more information, please contact Nilda Rivera, Manager of Licensing and Reproductions, at 917.492.3375 or rightsandrepro@mcny.org.

Get permission to reproduce an image for commercial or scholarly use or publication

Many of the images on this website are available for reproduction in books, films, magazines, Web sites, advertisements, and other media. Permission is required for any commercial reproduction, public display, or distribution in any copy format, whether digital or print.

You can explore the more than 125,000 images from the City Museum’s collections by visiting the Collections Portal or view a selection of some of our most popular and iconic images here.

To inquire about the right to reproduce an image, please contact Nilda Rivera, Manager of Licensing and Reproductions, at 917.492.3375 or rightsandrepro@mcny.org.

Post an image on a personal blog, illustrate a school paper, or use an image in the classroom

You are welcome to save single, low-resolution copies of images from this site, free of charge, for personal use that is, by one person for such non-commercial uses as academic study or research.

You may also use low-resolution images for such fair uses as criticism, reviews, or illustration or on a non-commercial Web site as long as they are not in copyright. Every image must be accompanied by the photographer’s name, the title of the work, and the credit line: From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. If you are posting the image online, please provide a link back to the Collections Portal where you located the image. You may not alter, add to, modify, or crop the images in any way without the Museums written consent.

To determine the status of copyright, please contact Nilda Rivera, Manager of Licensing and Reproductions, at 917.492.3375 or rightsandrepro@mcny.org.

Licensing

Many of the objects and images in the Museum's extensive collections are available for licensing for product lines. Our current licensees have enjoyed great success with many of our properties. We invite you to visit the Museum to view our collections.

To learn more about licensing opportunities, please contact Nilda Rivera, Manager of Licensing and Reproductions, at 917.492.3375 or rightsandrepro@mcny.org.