OMCA Reproduction Services Request Form

The Oakland Museum of California is committed to making its collections available to the public through exhibitions in the core galleries, temporary exhibitions, and through its collections database. In addition, requests for images of collection objects may be granted for use in publications, scholarly or personal use and in exhibitions. In order to provide access while ensuring the proper care and preservation of collections, the Museum has established internal procedures which may affect your request.

The average turnaround time for image requests is 6 – 8 weeks. Please be aware that OMCA will charge a $150.00 rush fee for any request that needs to be fulfilled inside of 6 weeks, these are taken on a case by case basis and not all rush requests can be accomodated. We try to match image size to the intended use, in most cases our images will not exceed 6000 pixels (or 20 inches at 300 DPI) on the long side, and there may be additional fees associated with requests for larger images.

Please fill in all fields, for those that do not apply to your request, please use "N/A".

The name of the person or organization to which all paper work should be addressed.

The billing address that will appear on the invoice.

Please note that normal turn around time is between 6 and 8 weeks (from the date we receive signed paperwork and any fee that may be due, NOT from the date of the request).

If you require the requested material sooner than this please make sure to leave a comment in the "notes" field. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill all rush orders and will be in contact with you about your specific request. Additionally a $150 rush order fee will be added to all such requests.

Please list the items you would like to reproduce, if possible please provide the accession number or object i.d., otherwise please provide as much information about the object as possible. A portion of our collection can be accessed online at

OMCA is the copyright holder for the Dorothea Lange collection, the Oakland Tribune collection and the Bob Walker collection. Please be aware that if you request images of other collection objects that are still under copyright you are responsible for obtaining clearance. We will inform you of the copyright status of your request once we have received your completed request form.

At the bottom of this form you have to option to attach a reference image of the item(s).

Note: We are unable to offer printed reproductions of any posters from our the All Of Us Or None Archive.

Detailed information about the type of reproduction you are requesting. For digital reproductions please include desired file type and size. We try to match match file size and type to intended use where possible. There may be additional fees associated with requests for digital images larger than 6000 pixels on the long side.

Use fees and image type/size are based on the type of project selected.

If you are selecting "Personal/Research" and are asking for a digital image, we will supply you with a jpg measuring 2000 pixels on the long edge at a reduced fee (less than the standard Commercial or Non-Profit publishing rate).

Please provide detailed information about the publication or project in which the item will be reproduced. Requests for reproduction in print publications should include: publisher, expected publication date, title of publication, and print run.

Please mark N/A if image request is not for publication or public viewing.

Are you requesting permission to publish world wide or domestically? How will the image be used (interior, cover, website, etc.)? Is there an e-book version? What language(s) will the published work be in?

Please mark N/A if image request is not for publication or public viewing.

Provide any additional information you'd like to include with your request.

If you have low resolution images to aide in identification please upload them here.

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