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Bullet striking through a red apple.Bullet striking through a red apple.

Image Reproductions and Rights

MIT Museum Collections will close for all external, non-MIT loans, image and film reproduction requests, as well as to outside researchers, classes, and tours from December 2023 to September 2024 while the museum moves its 1.5 million objects to improve preservation and access to these materials.

We will do our best to accommodate certain MIT projects during this period. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the collections staff by completing this online request form to determine what options are available. Some MIT projects may be possible; MIT students, faculty, and staff will receive a response from museum staff.

Non-MIT inquiries may not receive any response at this time.

Image: Harold E. Edgerton, Bullet through Apple, 1964.

The content on this website derived from the Edgerton Collection is copyrighted to MIT unless otherwise noted.

1. Guidelines for website use of low-resolution images
(≤ 72 dpi)

You may use images downloaded from the Edgerton Digital Collection (EDC) website for non-profit or academic purposes free of charge. We ask that you submit a request (see form at very bottom of page) and identify the images you use with an appropriate caption and a clear credit line as follows:

© 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum.

Keep us informed about how you are using materials from our website, as we are keen to document the ways in which Edgerton’s images are perceived, interpreted, shared and transformed in today’s digital world. Thank you!

2. Guidelines for print, electronic and video publication of high-resolution images (> 72 dpi)

For high-resolution image publication of Edgerton materials in print, electronic or video format or any other use, we require that you sign a Permission Use Agreement and provide prepayment of associated Reproduction Fees. EDC images must be provided with an appropriate caption and a clear credit line as follows:

© 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum.

You will also be asked to provide one copy of your publication or product for the Museum’s records.

Most permissions are granted for a one-time, non-exclusive right to publish a single edition in a single language. Additional uses require additional permission to publish and the payment of additional fees, and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

At this time, the MIT Museum does not provide high-resolution images from the Edgerton Digital Collection for personal use.

Please provide as much detail as possible about your publication proposal in the request form along with full contact information.

3. Citation guidelines

When permission to publish material is granted, the suggested citations are given below.

For Edgerton laboratory research notebooks:

Laboratory Notebook [##], [date], [page#], Harold Eugene Edgerton Papers, 1889-1990 (MC 25), Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For images:

Edgerton, Harold E. Image title. Date. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. Object Number. MIT Museum, Edgerton Digital Collections. Date Accessed.

For example:

Edgerton, Harold E. Aerial view, Santorini (Greece) – 1967. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. HEE-SC-01368. MIT Museum, Edgerton Digital Collections. Accessed: 21 September 2009.