Should museums allow people to take photographs in galleries?

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Rebecca Atkinson
While some museums, galleries and heritage sites have unrestricted photography policies for non-commercial uses, many others continue to restrict visitors from taking photos of objects and artworks, often citing conservation and copyright arguments.

But are restricted photography policies outdated in this age of social media and mobile-phone cameras? Or do museums have a responsibility to protect intellectual property agreements with donors and lenders by prohibiting all photography?

A feature in the December issue of Museums Journal will look at the issue of photography in galleries in more detail, with the results of this poll used to examine attitudes within the sector.

Readers can share their views on permitting photography in museums in the comment box below.

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