The collections of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History are available to legitimate researchers for scholarly use, and loans are issued to responsible individuals at established institutions. All loans are governed by the Museum’s loan policy.
Arrangements for loans and appointments for access to collections must be made in advance through the collections manager of the appropriate Division.
Requests to use images, text or data about the Yale Peabody Museum, its history and its collections in all cases, whether scholarly or commercial, must be submitted in writing. Scholarly publication or redistribution of collections catalog data and images on this website requires the written consent of the appropriate curatorial division. See our permissions section for information.
Catalog data and images retrieved from this Internet service are intended for educational and scholarly use only, and may not be used for any commercial purposes without prior written consent from the Yale Peabody Museum. Please bear in mind that electronic collections data are only proxies for the actual specimens/artifacts, and although the online catalogs are checked regularly for discrepancies, no guarantee of accuracy is extended here. Please contact the collections manager of the appropriate Peabody division if you have questions, particularly if you wish to publish using material obtained from this service.
Images, text and data from the Yale Peabody Museum archives, collections and publications are made available for outside personal, scholarly and commercial use according to the Usage Rights Policy adopted by the Yale Peabody Museum’s Board of Curators. All uses, whether scholarly or commercial, require the advance written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum.
Scholarly publication or redistribution of collections catalog data and images on this website, or materials obtained from Yale Peabody Museum departments and divisions, requires the written consent of the appropriate curatorial division. Contact the appropriate collections manager for information.
All commercial requests for permission to reproduce Yale Peabody Museum materials must be made in writing, in advance, using the Museum's Permission Request and Agreement Form [PDF]. Contact Permissions for information.
The Yale Peabody Museum is working to implement Yale University’s new policy on open access to digital representations of works in the public domain from Yale’s museum, library and archive collections. Images, text and data that may be under copyright may require the payment of usage fees in the case of for-profit uses, determined based on the requested usage (as provided on our form), and are separate from fees for photographic and research services. Contact Permissions for information. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for a response.
Peabody Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA
There are other museums in New England with the name Peabody. While these museums share a name and an historical connection with Yale’s Peabody, they are completely separate institutions. Please be sure that the Yale Peabody Museum is the source of the material you are requesting.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Salem, MA 01970
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Andover, MA 01810