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Fees for Service

Research Assistance | Reproductions for Study and Personal Use | Reproductions for Commercial Use | Shipping and Handling | Filming in the Museum Galleries | Payment

Research Assistance

Curatorial staff will provide up to 15 minutes of research free of charge. For requests in excess of 15 minutes, researchers may make an appointment to pursue their own research in person, or may pay a member of the curatorial department to continue their research according to the fee schedule below. NOTE: Research rates for commercial ventures/organizations are higher than for scholars or non-profit organizations.

Amount of Time Rates (Personal/Commercial)
0-15 minutes Suggested donation of $5.00 - $10.00
15 minutes - 1 hour $40.00 / $50.00
1+ hours (max 6 hrs/request) $75.00 / $100.00

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Reproductions for Study and Personal Use

All photocopies and digital files are provided at the discretion of the Museum. The Museum reserves the right to refuse any request. Materials may be purchased for study and/or personal use only, unless written permission to publish is granted by the Museum. Low-resolution images may not be reproduced, published, sold, or distributed in any manner. If the object does not have an existing digital file, scanning or new photography fees will be applied. Additional fees will be added to rush orders.

Photocopies and Digital Images

Photocopy $1.00/page ($10.00 minimum per order)
Low-resolution digital file $5.00 each
High-resolution digital file $15.00 each

Scanning and New Photography

Digital scan $1.00/image ($10.00 minimum per order)
New photography $150.00/object

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Reproductions for Commercial Use

All requests to publish images, text, or multimedia must be submitted in writing. The Museum reserves the right to refuse any request. See the "Permission to Publish" section on the Rights and Reproductions page for more details. If the object does not have an existing digital file, scanning or new photography fees will be applied. Additional fees will be added to rush orders. Note: A staff labor fee of $100 will be added to all commercial reproduction requests.

Rights and Licensing Fees

Rights are granted for one-time, non-exclusive reproduction in one language. $150.00/image

Digital Images

High-resolution digital file $30.00 each

Scanning and New Photography

Digital scan $5.00/image ($20.00 minimum per order)
New photography $200.00/object

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Shipping and Handling

Photocopies shipped via USPS Priority Mail, unless otherwise instructed (additional fees may be required). $5.00
Photographic materials shipped via FedEx 2Day, unless otherwise instructed. $20.00

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 Filming in the Museum Galleries

If you are shooting a film, documentary, interview, or student production, you must first obtain permission from the Museum to proceed. Filming in the USS Constitution Museum galleries requires curatorial supervision and scheduling outside of public hours. Hourly fees will apply. Requests for filming must be submitted in writing to library@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

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 Payment

The USS Constitution Museum must receive payment before services will be rendered. Checks must be made payable to USS Constitution Museum. Please indicate the nature of the service provided in the memo line. To pay by credit card, please call (617) 426-1812 ext. 118. Cash cannot be accepted. Please send checks to:

USS Constitution Museum
Attn: Archivist
P.O. Box 291812
Boston, MA 02129

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(updated 05/14)