Photo/Video Policy

Visitor Photography

Visitors to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are encouraged to capture and share still photography for personal, noncommercial use. Only handheld cameras with attached standard flash equipment are allowed. No auxiliary flash, lighting equipment, or tripods are permitted. Handheld video cameras are permitted in Carnegie Museum of Natural History only.

Please be aware that some special exhibitions, galleries, and individual artworks may have restrictions on photography due to loan and copyright requirements. Refer to the floor plan for galleries and exhibitions in which photography is not permitted; individual artworks with photography restrictions are marked by a symbol on the label.

Please be respectful of other visitors while taking photographs. Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are not responsible for any uses of visitor photography that infringe upon third-party copyrights.

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Members of the press interested in images for media use visit the museum’s media photo site. 

Professional Photographers and Videographers

Professional, promotional, or news photography and videography are prohibited unless approved in advance by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. All photographers and videographers must receive written permission from Director of Marketing Kathleen Bodenlos at 412.622.3361 or

Rights and Reproductions

To request image rights and digital files for publication and other commercial uses, please visit Rights and Reproductions.