What to know when you visit
Self-Check your bags for free
Backpacks, large bags, or items larger than 11″ x 15″ are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked.
LOST AND FOUND
Do you think you may have lost something? Report your lost article using this form, and we will let you know if it turns up.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum allows photography in most areas. Feel free to photograph friends and family and your favorite works of art, but please do not photograph any work with this symbol:
A select number of galleries/works include this notice, which means that photography is not allowed. Please note that photography is allowed only for personal, noncommercial use, with the following restrictions:
For press and other special photography, including filming and video projects, please contact SAM Public Relations. For images of works of art owned by SAM, please see Image Rights.
SAM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce images of objects in its collection.
We ask that you silence your cell phone while in the galleries or turn it off before you check your belongings at the coat check. If you use your phone as a camera please turn off any shutter sounds or flash. If using your phone to access the free smartphone tour, you must use headphones.
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES
Sketching with pencil and charcoal is permitted in all galleries of the museum devoted to SAM's collection. The use of ink, fountain pens, or watercolors is prohibited.