The following fees cover the cost for on-site interior and exterior photography/filming at all historic houses operated by MCHA, including the main museum. While there is no extra fee for permission to publish images that were taken on-site, MCHA must be acknowledged as the source.
Individuals requesting permission to photograph/film must reveal their intended use of the images on the On-Site Photographic Permission Request form.
Interior and exterior photography/filming for any purpose or with any equipment may be allowed, pending approval from the curator that such photography/filming would not be detrimental to the collection. Individuals granted access to the historic houses must abide by MCHA guidelines for collections care, and are not allowed to handle or move any items. Request for item rearrangement may be made under “Special Considerations” on the request form. Rearrangement may only be done by the curator. In the case of objects, materials or buildings considered especially fragile, MCHA reserves the right to limit or restrict photography/filming.
An appointment is required for all on-site photography/filming and a member of the MCHA staff must be present, unless other arrangements are approved in writing beforehand. Appointments must be made 2 weeks in advance. In the event of cancellation of an appointment, another appointment may be made. Cancellation after this appointment will result in forfeiture of the fee. All permission forms must be signed and returned with payment prior to the requested photography/filming date.
Payment in advance is required. Payment must be made to MCHA by check or money order in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank. There will be a $25 charge for checks returned for insufficient funds (NSF). Send payment to the attention of the Librarian.
The Monmouth County Historical Association reserves the right to refuse any request and to impose such conditions as it may deem advisable in the best interest of MCHA.
Commercial/For-Profit Use fees:
Interior photography/filming $150.00/hour (minimum 2 hours)
Exterior photography/filming $75.00/hour (minimum 2 hours)
Non-Profit Use fees:
Interior photography/filming $75.00/hour (minimum 2 hours)
Exterior photography/filming $35.00/hour (minimum 2 hours)
All fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.
Updated 8 June 2011