Go on, snap and share that masterpiece

More major museums are dropping the no-photos rule and seeing value in visitors sharing images of themselves and the art on social media

A visitor taking a photo at the exhibition, Contemporary Japanese Realism, at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona last month.
A visitor taking a photo at the exhibition, Contemporary Japanese Realism, at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona last month.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEW YORK • It is picture perfect and some museums are now snapping up the chance to click more with visitors.

Museum behaviour has always been synonymous with restriction: Do not raise your voice, do not touch the art.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Go on, snap and share that masterpiece'. Subscribe