"On 28 July 2017 at 13:02, Fæ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The Tullie House Museum in Carlisle has a number of
objects on loan
from the British Museum, and it appears that it is only those
objects that have any restrictions on photography. I took photographs
of two of these (without any flash), as the restrictions are
shockingly obvious cases of copyfraud, and not for any reason that
might protect the works from damage. It seems incomprehensible
as to why the British Museum would ever want to make copyright claims
over ~2,000 year old works especially considering they are not a
money-making commercial enterprise, but a National institute and
charity, with a stated objective that "the collection should be put
to public use and be freely accessible".
That on of the most egregious cases I've ever seen.
I note that the exhibition, according to the web page (your link ), is:
"Funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Northwest
Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Renaissance Northwest and Carlisle
I wonder whether they're aware of these false claims? I should imagine
Julia Reda would be interested, given that EU money is involved.