Image Order Service and cultural permissions

Image order service

The Museum offers an image order service where rights allow.

For image orders of objects and documentary items, particularly for publishing purposes, please allow at least 3 months' lead time to enable us to schedule acclimation, removal from display, cleaning, photography and/or copyright and other clearances.

Where a suitable digital image already exists, we aim to fulfill orders within 3 weeks (owing to the complexity of copyright and other clearances).

As a condition of use, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira must be accurately attributed. Copies of a published work (including digital-only formats) may be requested.

To purchase copies of images, please download an order form and contact us.


Image (right): Air New Zealand, ca. 1970s, EPH-TTR-10-75.Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. All rights reserved.

Cultural permissions

We take particular care with requests to use images which depict Māori or Pacific subjects or content.


Requesting MĀori Images


Requesting Pacific images



Image (right): Goldie, CF (1902). Te Aho, a noted Waikato Warrior. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. PD-1951-1-18. Cultural permissions apply.

Schedule of fees

Processing fee (including Cenotaph images) $20 per image
Object-handling & photography fee $150 per item
Outsourced object photography or other digitisation Cost recovery + standard processing fees
Reproduction fee (including second and subsequent use(s) of an image) Personal/academic: $0              Commercial: $30
Rush fee for Documentary Heritage items 1-2 business days:
+100% processing fee
3-5 business days:
+50% processing fee
Rush fee for other collections (i.e. objects) To be negotiated; will include cost recovery.
Auckland Museum reserves the right to decline rush orders.
Research fee After 30 minutes charged at $50 per hour
Royalty payable to a third party Variable (as set by third-party copyright holder)
Printed images By special arrangement only; price on application
Postage & packaging New Zealand: $5.00 Australia: $10.00 World POA


All fees are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).


Image (right): Mission Bay Estate (Flying School Bay) Kohimarama : the finest subdivision ever offered in proximity to Auckland City. G9081.G46M21. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira.