Tufts University Art Gallery Photography Policy
Due to the delicate materials and light sensitive nature of works of art, and
our commitment to preservation, flash photography is not permitted in any of the
galleries. For certain exhibitions, all photography is prohibited, except for
Press images are available on request. Please note the following restrictions:
- No individual works are to be photographed/filmed. All
shooting of works will be no closer than 6 feet to any work.
- Lights and equipment must be at a distance of at least ten
feet from the works, and the distance must be greater than the
fully extended light stand as to be out of range of the works if
they fall over.
- Freestanding light stands must be hand-held or weighted down
with sand bags. No more than two lamps may be used at any one
- There is no touching or handling of the works by the
photographer/film crew. The works must be photographed/ filmed
in place and not moved. The base or mount supporting the works
cannot be touched nor have anything draped over it.
- Protective screens over exposed bulbs are required to
protect against the possibility of a bulb explosion during
- Ultraviolet filters and infrared filters over bulbs are
- The amount of light exposure is directly related to the
intensity of the light and the duration of the exposure. Both
should be kept as low as possible.
- Lights must be switched off unless the photographer/crew is
taking an exposure reading or is in the process of shooting.