Fees, Insurance, and Scheduling
Fees are determined using a variety of factors, including but not limited to, the nature and purpose of the project, its intended market/audience, its potential promotional value to the Museum, the extent to which the Museum will be credited, scope of disruption to the visitor experience, required Museum staff support for the project duration, and the extent to which the rights of the final product are shared with and of interest to the Museum. A deposit of 50% of the estimated fees is required to be delivered not less than two weeks prior to use.
Specific fees associated with individual projects will be assessed and quoted after receipt of the Commercial Photography and Filming Request Form. Payment of all fees must be received prior to shooting/filming. Parking fees are not included (see guidelines).
Proof of insurance must be provided in advance of the shooting/filming. Insurance requirements are detailed in the Commercial Photography and Filming Request Form.
At least a two week scheduling window is preferred whenever possible. Interior filming/shoots should be scheduled outside public open hours whenever possible. Evening availability will depend upon the special events calendar and current bookings. Two weeks cancellation notice is required to avoid a cancellation fee. A 50% cancellation fee is applicable with less than two weeks’ notice and a 100% cancellation fee is applicable with less than one week’s notice.