Filming Instructions

Instruction for the Permission on Using Images of Objects Preserved in the Georgian National Museum Collections and for Photography, Video Recording  and Filming in the GNM Buildings and Galleries 

The Georgian National Museum offers using the images of objects preserved in the GNM collections, displayed in permanent and temporary exhibition galleries and kept in the storages, as well as photography, video recording and filming in the GNM buildings and galleries.

The official permission on usage of the images in different publications: books, catalogues, brochures, labels, posters, calendars, post cards, video and CD covers, web-pages, etc. can be obtained after an agreement with the GNM and paying the determined fee.

Following documentation shall be submitted for obtaining the permission on using images and for photography, vido recording and fiming in the GNM buildings and galleries:

  • Written application on the name of Dr. David Lortkipanidze, the General Director of the GNM
  • Application shall be submitted on a company letterhead or stamped with a company corporate seal;
  • Application of a physical person shall be accompanied by a copy of ID, indicating residential address and contact phone number (s);
  • Application shall clearly indicate the aim of using an image. In case of using an image in a publication, please indicate number of copies;
  • Please indicate the date and time of photography, video recording and filming in the application.


Please submit your application to the GNM Administration Department at 3. Purtseladze Str., Tbilisi 0105, or for more information please contact us at Tel: (+995 32) 99 80 22.

The Georgian National Museum will respond  to your application within five working days after receipt of the application. 




Below is a list of guidelines for filming inside the Georgian National Museum:

1.  Film crews must be escorted by a Museum staff person from the time they enter the Museum until they leave.

2.  All equipment must be set-up according to the "fall zone."  Lights and tripods must be far enough away from the art so that, if they fall, they clear the artwork in all directions. Standing lights should be sand-bagged or supervised by a production assistant or Museum staff member.

3.  Camera operators must not walk (forward or backward) while filming.  They must stand in a fixed position.

4.  Film crews cannot interfere with the flow of pedestrian traffic in the galleries.  They must work around the public.

5.  When traveling through the galleries, equipment should never be carried over one's shoulders.  All equipment, including cameras and tripods, should be carried at one's side or in front of the body.

6.  The Museum does not allow cranes, tracks/dollies, sound booms, or ladders in the galleries.

7.  All cables must be moved out of the path of traffic and/or taped down.

8.  Many of the Museum's galleries are light sensitive, so there are restrictions on when and where film crews can use additional lighting.  While the ultimate decision about light usage rests with the curators, the following types of artwork are typically light-sensitive:  works on paper, painted wood, textiles, and photographs.

9.  No lights are allowed during filming if the Museum is open to the public.

10. Film crews are responsible for furnishing their own equipment.  The Museum will not provide any additional equipment, including chairs, extension cords, carts and/or handtrucks.

11. No aerosols, powders, or liquids can be used in the galleries.  Any hair or make-up "touch ups" must be done in a Museum bathroom or outside the building.

12. Only bottled water is allowed in the galleries.  No beverages or food.

13. No Security staff may be filmed.


Administration of Georgian National Museum