Image Files for Media Use

Download image and video files of the NMAAHC building and collection highlights for media use.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture encourages media outlets to use images of the NMAAHC building and collection objects as part of their coverage of the Museum's Grand Opening this September. In addition to images of the NMAAHC building, curated groups of imaged by exhibition, subjects, and people can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below. Included in each folder is a report with the caption and credit information for each image. When using an images of a collection object, please be sure to include the credit line anywhere the image is reproduced. 

For additional images or questions please contact NMAAHCimages@si.edu

Image Use Statement

Permission is granted to download and use these images and video for coverage pertaining to the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The NMAAHC reserves the right to refuse permission for further reproduction if the user has not maintained acceptable standards of representation, or if the user has not observed the conditions set forth in this statement. Only digital images supplied by the NMAAHC may be used for reproduction.  No second-generation photography is allowed. Downloading or copying from another source is strictly prohibited unless prior arrangements have been made with the Museum. The NMAAHC holds title and copyright to the requested images; however, the Museum does not possess a subject release for individuals pictured in the images. To the extent that such individuals depicted may possess privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Museum, it is the user’s sole responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain all permission(s) necessary to reproduce the image. By downloading the images, the user hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of African American History and Culture harmless from and against any and all costs, claims, liabilities, or damages incurred, including without limitation all attorney’s fees expended as a result of any violation by the user of any privacy or publicity rights, or other interests relating to the subject matter hereof.