Commercial photography and filming

Find out what constitutes commercial use of photos and footage taken at Te Papa.

Unless you’ve received permission from us, you must not sell or profit from the photography, film, or video you take at Te Papa, or use it for commercial purposes.

Contact us

Contact us to request permission to photograph or film within Te Papa for commercial purposes.

Media enquiries form

Definitions of commercial use

Te Papa considers ‘commercial use’ to be:

  • ‘reproducing a work in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or monetary compensation’
  • use on or in anything that itself is charged for, on or in anything connected with something that is charged for, or on or in anything intended to make a profit or to cover costs.


Contact Te Papa’s Media Sales and Licensing Team