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Photo & Recording Policy

Smithsonian Associates Photo & Recording Policy

Smithsonian Associates reserves the right to take photographs and record video and/or audio during programs for the educational and promotional purposes of the Smithsonian Institution or authorized third parties. By attending a program, participants agree to allow their likeness to be used by Smithsonian Associates or Smithsonian-authorized third parties without compensation to the participant. Individuals who prefer that their voice and/or image not be used must notify Smithsonian Associates in writing prior to the beginning of the program.

Occasionally, technical difficulties may prevent a program or class from being recorded.
The absence of a recording does not entitle registrants to a credit or refund from Smithsonian Associates.

Studio Arts Recording Policy

Most Studio Arts classes are recorded. Each online class description indicates its recording status.

Registrants receive a link and password to access recordings via DropBox one week before an individual class or the first session of a course in an email with the subject line Zoom Link and Recording Info. Students do not require their own DropBox account to access the recordings.

Class recordings are made available as a courtesy to enrolled students within 72 hours of the individual class session(s) ending. Recordings are available for one week after the last day of the course/workshop and are not downloadable or shareable.

Smithsonian Summer Adventures Recording Policy

Smithsonian Summer Adventures sessions are not available for viewing after the program has ended.