Visitor Photography

The Museum encourages visitors to enjoy this community resource and landmark, and welcomes visitors to take photographs and video of the interior galleries and exterior building and grounds. Visitors are permitted to take informal and non-commercial photographs or film of Museum exhibits and collections on display within galleries and on the grounds for their own use and enjoyment at no charge. Information regarding any photography restrictions will be posted (see Traveling Exhibition Photography). Flash photography is allowed unless posted otherwise. 

To make arrangements for a photo shoot within the interior of the Museum, please call our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Photography and/or video that requires monopods, tripods, quartz or other umbrella-type lights are not permitted without special permission. 

Fee Schedule

$50 for first hour.

$40 for each hour thereafter.

Press Photography

Members of the press may photograph or film within designated areas of the Museum for the purpose of news coverage that includes the Oshkosh Public Museum as the subject. There are no fees for press-related photography. All members of the press must contact the Marketing Coordinator prior to arrival at the Museum. To make arrangements please call our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Professional Photography

The historic Sawyer home offers a pleasant, dignified and historic setting for a variety of professional photography shoots, including weddings, proms, senior pictures and family reunions. While there are limited restrictions on the use of the exterior settings and grounds for such photos, using the interior for photographs requires prior authorization and staff notification. To schedule a photography session at the Museum, please call our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Fee Schedule

$50 for first hour.

$40 for each hour thereafter.

Reserving the Museum requires a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the scheduled fee. Full payment is due the day prior to the shoot.

Commercial Photography

The Oshkosh Public Museum charges site fees for all photography of a non-personal nature, meaning commercial, advertising or other uses intended to generate money. These fees are based upon type of use, circulation and number of printed pieces, and other factors. Permission is required from the Museum and, if applicable, the copyright holders of artwork. The Museum reserves the right to approve the final content for anything in which the Museum properties will appear, either by name or by visual representation. The Museum must receive full details of any script, dialogue or accompanying information for review prior to approval and scheduling the shoot. The Museum reserves the right to decline any request that the Museum believes could reflect negatively upon the Museum, the City of Oshkosh, the Museum’s accredited status, or its professionalism. Requests to use the Museum as a commercial photography setting should be directed our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Videography

Video shoots that require monopods, tripods, quartz or other umbrella-type lights are not permitted in the galleries without special permission and staff supervision. Professional photographers on assignment from newspaper or broadcast media are allowed to videotape in the galleries without fee provided they are escorted or supervised by Museum Staff and the subject is the Museum. To arrange a professional videography session in the Museum galleries, please call our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Fee Schedule

$50 for first hour.

$40 for each hour thereafter.

Reserving the museum requires a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the scheduled fee. Full payment is due the day before the scheduled shoot.

After-Hours Sessions

The Museum occasionally schedules after-hours photo sessions.  After-hours sessions are defined as either prior to the start of the normal work day at 8:30 a.m., or after the normal 4:30 p.m. closing time. Requests to use the museum interior after-hours as a setting for commercial, advertising, group or individual photos should be directed our Marketing Coordinator, Tammy Malewski at (920) 236-5763 or tmalewski@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

Fee Schedule

$100 for first hour.

$75 for each hour thereafter.

Reserving the museum requires a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the scheduled fee. Full payment is due the day before the shoot.

Traveling Exhibition Photography

The majority of traveling exhibitions are covered by contract that restricts or prohibits visitor photography for a variety of reasons, including copyright laws and the cultural sensitivity of objects. The Museum may select to prohibit photography in entire galleries or for specific objects for the duration of a traveling exhibit. Galleries will be posted with this information.

Programs and Special Events

Speakers and/or performers, working in cooperation and consultation with Museum staff, determine whether photography or videotaping of talks or performances are allowed. If not permissible, signage will be posted.