Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
Plan your visit
Whakaritea tō toronga
Ngā kaupapa motuhake
He haerenga ārahi
Venues | Tākina Events
Discover the collections
Tūhuratia ngā kohinga
Read, watch, play
Kōrero, mātaki, purei
Kids and families
Mā te whānau
Mā te pouako
For museums and galleries
Mō ngā muhiama me ngā whare toi
Guides to caring for objects
Tiaki Kohinga, Tiaki Taonga
Mō Te Papa
What we do
Ā mātou mahi
Ngā kohinga taonga
Ko ō mātou whare
Ngā whakaaturanga poi haere
Ngā whakaaturanga o mua
Te Papa Press
Press and media
Media sales and licensing
Te hohoko papāho me te manatā
Support & Join
Tautokotia, kuhu mai
Friends of Te Papa: Our membership programme
Ngā Hoa o Te Papa: Te hōtaka mema
Donate to Te Papa
Koha ki Te Papa
Open every day 10am-6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
On this page:Licence feesAccess feesResearch feesCommissioned photographyPrints
Licence fees apply for the use of Te Papa images for commercial or publication purposes, online use, or public display and exhibition use. Licence fees are charged in addition to any applicable access fees or research fees.
Please note the prices below are estimations only and may differ depending on varying levels of administrative and legal clearances required. Please reach out to MediaSalesandLicensing@tepapa.govt.nz with any inquiries and a tailored quote will be provided to cover your specific order.
Use of image in a commercial television production
Use of the image on calendars, postcards, greeting cards etc
Noncommercial website use
Commercial website use
Licence fees are not charged for the use of Te Papa images for private study and research purposes, however a nominal access fee will apply to cover the administration costs of the request.
Subject to copyright approval, students are permitted to include Te Papa images in the submission copy of their thesis or assessment work. Student work that is to be uploaded online, or to a University thesis archive, will require the student to obtain a licence for non-commercial online use. Any publication of student work will also require a licence to be obtained.
If students wish to avoid licensing fees, we recommend that images be removed from online copies and replaced with a link to the respective Collections Online page for the image.
If your proposed use is not covered in the tables above, please contact Te Papa Picture Library:email@example.com
Where staff members are required to manually administer an image request, an access fee will be charged to recover the cost of the staff time spent on the request.
Please see the table below for our current list of access fees:
Digitisation of original glass negative (includes one high resolution copy of the image via file delivery portal)
$50.00 excluding GST
Imaging of collection objects (includes one high resolution copy of the image)
High resolution stamp scan (includes on high resolution copy of the image via file delivery portal)
Haven’t been able to find the image you are looking for?
Te Papa Picture Library can research its collection of images on your behalf.
A rate of $50 per hour excluding GST will apply.
Te Papa Picture Library can arrange to photograph Te Papa Collection Objects according to your specifications. A $100 excluding GST hourly fee is chargeable. This fee recovers the cost of the imaging team member, Collection Manager, and Picture Library staff member that are required to fulfil your imaging request.
Our print sizes and prices (excluding postage costs) are: