Photography Policy

Visitors are welcome to take informal “vacation style” non-flash photography in the Visitor Center, Mansion, all garden spaces, and the greenhouse for personal, non-commercial/non promotional use. Please refrain from any photography in special exhibition spaces (Dacha and/or Adirondack Building). 

Photographic equipment (flashes, tripods, reflectors, models, costumes, video cameras) are prohibited in all spaces, although tripods may be used in the gardens. Videotaping is not permitted.

Photography is allowed for personal use only. Photographs and video may not be published, sold, promoted, reproduced, or otherwise commercially used in any manner whatsoever. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.

Wedding, engagement, and bridal photography in the gardens can be scheduled by appointment (outdoor garden rooms). Guidelines and certain restrictions apply. Weddings, wedding receptions, ceremonies, and other private events are not permitted at Hillwood. For details, please contact the Group Tour and Special Event Coordinator at 202.243.3914 or email grouptours@HillwoodMuseum.org

Visitors may purchase commercial-quality photographs or obtain permission for image reproduction of the collections by contacting Visual Resources at 202.243.3933 or email visualresources@HillwoodMuseum.org. Members of the press should contact the Museum's Communications office at 202.243.3975 or email lrossotti@HillwoodMuseum.org.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens may photograph or videotape its public programs for educational, archival, and publicity purposes. 

Unless you notify the photographer otherwise, your attendance at a program grants Hillwood permission to display and/or publish any photograph in which you appear. 

These photographs may be used in any and all of Hillwood’s publications and in any and all other media without limitation or reservation, and are not subject to compensation. These materials will become the property of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

 

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