Guidelines for Use of Exhibit Publicity Images

“Johns Adams Unbound” Online Site Support Notebook

In the event of violation of the following conditions, the sponsors of the John Adams touring exhibition reserve the right to terminate a participating library’s use of the exhibition.

  • Because of strict permissions agreements with institutions lending images for the exhibition, only John Adams tour libraries are authorized to use these images in publicity for the exhibit. Libraries may authorize newspapers and other media to use the images for exhibit publicity only.

  • The use of these images is restricted to noncommercial or educational activities and promotion of the “John Adams Unbound” exhibition at the specified library venues hosting the exhibit. This use should occur only during the time period for which the library is scheduled to host the exhibit or for advance publicity. Resale or commercial use of any image for profit in another publication, edition, format, or language is prohibited. Images may not be used for publicity for programs involving fundraising (There are many John Adams images in the public domain for such purposes.)

  • Three copies of materials using any of these images must be provided to the Public Programs Office with the library’s final report.

  • Libraries may not reformat, redesign or otherwise alter the screens on which the images appear, nor re-use the images in other commercial products, nor allow others to use them (except for media outlets or program partners). Libraries may print color images in black-and-white.

  • All images must be accompanied by the ownership credits provided with the image. The use of accompanying descriptive captions is encouraged if space is available.

  • Libraries are liable for damages, claims, suits or other legal proceedings arising from or attributed to violation of third party rights resulting from any unauthorized creation, use, display, or modification of advertising or publicity materials relating to the exhibit.