Rights & Reproductions


The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

With this unique mission and collection, MONA receives a variety of requests for photographic images of artworks in the permanent collection. These normally consist of use in text books, exhibition catalogues, articles, books, and other written publications, but also includes posters, calendars, and cards as well as film, video, television, and e-books.

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4 x 5 color transparency

35 mm slide

compact disk

electronic file


Three month usage fee $125.00


Conditions under which permission is granted to reproduce works of art from the Collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), Kearney, Nebraska:

  1. All reproductions must be made from photographic material supplied by MONA. Reproductions from printed or other non-photographic materials, or from photographic materials not supplied by MONA, is strictly prohibited.
  2. Permission for reproduction is granted for only one usage in one publication, for one edition in one language. Additional language editions and subsequent revised new editions are considered upon request. Images are not to be duplicated, scanned electronically, or otherwise copied without prior approval by MONA.
  3. Transparencies, slides, and disks are rented, not purchased or sold. Rental fees must be paid in advance for these photographic images (U.S. currency), whether or not they are reproduced. Transparencies, slides, and disks must be returned in good condition; an additional replacement charge of $125.00 will be assessed in the event of loss or damage.
  4. Each work of art must be reproduced in its entirety. Reproduction may not be cropped or bled off the page, nor may anything be superimposed on the reproduction. At its discretion, MONA may request proofs, and the applicant will make all corrections deemed necessary by the Museum to ensure faithful reproduction. MONA reserves the right to revoke permission if, in its opinion, the applicant has not achieved accepted standards of reproduction.
  5. The image credit line must be shown along with the image and/or in the acknowledgement section:

Artist, title of artwork, medium, date
(donor’s name, if applicable)
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

  1. MONA does not supply images of works in its collection to companies or individuals operating a photograph rental and/or sale service. No photographic materials may be made by outside companies or photographers for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of the Museum.
  2. MONA makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright in the works of art in its collection. The Museum can grant the permission requested only to the extent of its ownership of the rights relating to the request. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by the Museum. The responsibility for ascertaining whether any such rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permission remains with the applicant.
  3. The applicant agrees to indemnify MONA and hold it harmless against all such claims, including copyright infringement claims, royalty, or fee demands and/or actions, including the costs thereof, arising as a result of the applicant’s reproduction of the work(s) of art in its collection.
  4. Upon publication, the applicant must provide at least one copy of the publication (or appropriate tear-sheet) in which the reproduction appears. It should be sent to the attention of Photography Reproduction, Museum of Nebraska Art.


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