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Photography in the permanent collection galleries is allowed for personal, non-commercial uses purposes (meaning for educational or personal use and not to sell as licensed work) only.  Please observe exhibition-specific photography guidelines when visiting temporary or special exhibition spaces.

The use of flash, tripods, and selfie sticks is prohibited.

Non-commercial photographers (meaning for educational or personal use and not to sell as licensed work) are allowed to photograph within the Museum by appointment only.

Make an appointment by emailing or by calling 706-748-2562 ext. 5410. Photographers will be asked to sign in when they arrive at the Museum for their appointment.

Appointments are not required for shoots in the Bradley Olmsted Garden.

The Columbus Museum reserves the right to refuse access and/or photo, video, or audio recording rights to any visitor or group, at any time, anywhere on Museum property.

To obtain photographs of objects or art owned by the Museum for any purpose other than private and non-commercial use, please inquire with the Museum’s Collections Manager.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings are required within the Museum at all times. Face coverings may not be removed for photoshoots. The Museum reserves the right to make and amend policies based on this ever-evolving situation.*