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Re: [teacherartexchange] Permissions-Ginny R


From: Ann Heineman (aiheineman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 06 2007 - 07:16:53 PDT

Hi Ginny,
     If you were in southwest France (Toulouse, Montpellier, etc,)
I'd like to hear about any museums, sites, that you saw there. And,
merci Marvin, for Mary Ann's website! By the way, Monsieur Blaise
Pascal had a lot to say about a lot of things! If you Google "quotes
by Blaise Pascal," you can get several pages of them.
        Interesting footnote to photographing works of art in museums,
those museums who do grant permission usually allow you to do what is
in that museum's permanent collection only, with no flash lighting.
But in France, "No Flash" can mean no use of any camera. Sometimes
you are required to check-in the camera and all bags over a certain

                      Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                     Art Teacher, K-5, retired 5 years already

>> I've just returned from a delightful trip to France. I took many
>> photos of the art in my favorite museums. Since I took the photos,
>> do I own the images and can post them on line or use them as I see
>> fit? Or since the photos are of work owned by museums, I can't? I
>> do expect to use them in Power Points in class. In Egypt we
>> weren't allowed to take photos of some things (in the Cairo Museum
>> and some tombs and temples), because, we were told, the museum
>> owned the items and the museum wanted to benefit from their
>> reproductions and images. I want to be sure. Thanks for any
>> assistance.
>> Ginny Rockwood
>> Brattleboro Area Middle School
>> Brattleboro, VT
> As I understand the copyright laws, you, as the photographer, own
> the copyright to photographs that you take. The artwork, if done
> in recent history, might also have a copyright. Old historic works
> would not be copyrighted. I do not know exactly how many years
> must elapse before a copyright expires. It is different in
> different countries. I think I saw or heard someplace that it is
> up to 70 years after the death of the creator in the US.
> For about 10 years, Mary Ann Sullivan, Professor of English and Art
> History, Bluffton, U., Ohio, has been posting her slides from 30
> years of professional travel. She has a growing collection of more
> than 13,000 images. She posts them as a volunteer as a public
> service to teachers (and students) and allows anybody to use her
> images for teaching and learning at no charge. She just asks that
> you credit her when you use them in the classroom. Commercial use
> is not permitted without permission.
> This is Mary Ann's URL
> Marvin
> Marvin Bartel, Ed.D., Professor of Art Emeritus
> Goshen College, 1700 South Main, Goshen IN 46526
> studio phone: 574-533-0171??
> "Art is me when I am myself." ... a kindergarten girl when asked,
> "What is art?"
> "You can't never know how to do it before you never did it
> before." ... a kindergarten boy working with clay for the first time.
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