Institutional Policies of the Walters Art Museum
The Collections Management Policy of the Walters Art Museum provides a framework to ensure the preservation, safety, and integrity of both the Museum’s collections and other works of art that may be temporarily housed at the Museum. The Collections Management Policy summarizes standard policies and identifies the respective roles and responsibilities of staff and Trustees.
Provenance is the history of ownership of works of art. Provenance research contributes to our understanding of the historical, social, and economic contexts that inform the production, circulation, and preservation of an individual work of art. Documenting provenance can also serve as a means of authenticating a work of art and establishing legal ownership of it.
The materials on this site are made available for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. This policy gives information on reproductions for publishing commercial, or professional media use. It also includes a form for requesting an image from the Walters Art Museum.