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Institutional Policies of the Walters Art Museum

Collections Management Policy

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.

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Rights, Reproductions and Terms of Use

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.

Copying in the Galleries

The Walters Art Museum welcomes artists and students of art to use its collections for study, inspiration and enjoyment. We encourage drawing and painting in our galleries while seeking to preserve and protect the collections for our current and future visitors. Painting and drawing are allowed in the permanent collections as long as views and paths for visitors are not obstructed. Copying may be restricted in special exhibitions due to contractual obligations with owners of borrowed works of art and at peak visitation hours, subject to the discretion of our security department.

Website Privacy Policy

The Walters Art Museum is dedicated to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. The Walters does not collect personal information about visitors unless the individual knowingly provides it. The Walters Privacy Policy for our website is outlined here.