Heard Museum Lobby

Museum Policies

Photography Policies:

  • Photography for personal use only is permitted unless otherwise noted.
  • No flash, video light or tripods are allowed in the galleries.
  • Copyright for many works of art in the museum rests with the artists. The Heard Museum does not assume liability for violation of copyright law by a photographer (Title 17, United States Code).
  • During the Hoop Dance Contest, Indian Fair or other performance venues, photography for personal use only is permitted during the performances unless announced otherwise. Please ask competitors or their families for permission to take photos outside the arena.
  • Photography of any kind may not be used for publication without written permission from the museum and/or artists.
  • Commercial photography is prohibited unless prior arrangements (including compensation) have been made with the museum.
  • Credentialed members of the media may contact a member of the marketing staff for more information concerning photography of public events or museum galleries.

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The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.