[Commons-l] Fwd: Museums that allow photography, e.g. V&A

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 19:19:34 UTC 2008

Should have sent this here too :-)

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From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
Date: 27 Mar 2008 19:18
Subject: Museums that allow photography, e.g. V&A
To: wikimediauk-l at wikimedia.org

I went to the V&A last week and took photos of everything I could,
 which I really should upload some time sooner rather than later. In
 fact, I want a better camera for low light just to do the V&A.

 Their photo policy is "feel free", just don't use a flash and don't be
 a nuisance. There are a limited number of exhibitions they ask for no
 photography in (there's the Design in China one at the moment, for
 example), but mostly you can take pics of anything.

 So - apart from those of you with cameras that are good in low light
 photographing every damn thing to be found in the entire V&A ...

 1. Do we have a list of photographer-friendly museums?

 2. (the biggie) How do we thank V&A for their openness? And how do we
 do it in such a way as to encourage *other* museums to open their
 collections up to free content photography? I'm thinking talking to
 them and working out a joint press release.

 Has anyone here gone hogwild with a camera in UK museums? Do please tell!

 - d.

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