SELFIE STICKS ARE GETTING BANNED IN MUSEUMS

February 5, 2015

If you’re heading to a museum, you’ll want to leave your selfie stick at home.

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Selfie sitcks are already banned at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts; New York’s Museum of Modern Art; Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; Dia: Beacon Museum; and in the indoor galleries at California’s Getty Center and Getty Villa.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is also considering a ban. Chief digital officer at the Met museum, Sree Sreenivasan says, “I am pro-selfie, just not pro selfie-stick. I’m worried about visitor safety and protecting our art. So we are working with visitor services and security to consider all our options.”

So just be aware, many museums that embrace photography and even celebrated museum selfie day on January 21st say that selfie sticks are just not allowed.

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