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As appropriate, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington must appear in the credits of your production or print.


Commercial Photography

Museum of Glass allows commerical photo shoots (interior and exterior) on the premises with at least seven days prior notice.  No filming will be allowed without receipt of a signed agreement.


  • No photography or filming is allowed in the galleries.
  • Commercial use must abide by all of the rules pertaining to press at the Museum.
  • Exact explanation of filming/photography activity and/or script pages will be required.
  • A signed agreement must be received by the Museum at least five working days before commencement of the shoot.
  • Requests should include the number of persons and equipment involved in the shoot, the activities you wish to film/shoot and the date, time and estimated amount of time required, any special needs, as well as an alternative date in case of rain or poor weather conditions.
  • There will be one Museum staff person assigned for every ten (10) production crew/cast members at the expense of the production company.
  • Proof of insurance is required by the Museum prior to arrival. The production company will maintain a policy of comprehensive public liability insurance against claims for personal injury and property damage caused by or arising out of the activities, with minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and a policy of Third Party Property Damage liability with limits of $1,000,000.
  • Any special permits required for exterior shots are the responsibility of the production company, as is the hiring of any security, police or fire services if required.
  • Interviews with any Museum employees or board members must be prearranged through Public Relations.
  • The City of Tacoma owns and manages the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. The production company will need to secure the proper permission from the City of Tacoma to include it in your project.


Because photography/filming session required extra staff time and potentially disrupt Museum routines, fees are charged to offset these costs which cover public relations and security staff. Additional fees may be necessary for electrician, curator, etc. Fees may change depending on needs and scope of project.

During Museum operational hours:
Full Day: $2,500
Half Day: $1,400

Non-operational hours (Mondays & Tuesdays in winter and most evenings):
Full Day:  $2,000
Half Day:  $1,200

Exterior Only (no access to Museum):
Full Day:  $1,500
Half Day:  $800

Photography/video involving outdoor artwork will include a surcharge, generally ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

(Full day is 4 - 8 hours including load-in and load-out time; half day is 4 or fewer hours including load-in and load-out time.)

Security:  required
Public Relations:  required
Curator, registrar, facilities manager:  as needed

Additional fees may be required for overtime staffing and other expenses. Pre- and post-filming work (set-up and breakdown) will be included in determining the number of hours spent on each project.


Museum of Glass Names Susan Warner as Deputy Director/Curator


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