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Re: Photographing inside a museum

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AbeleSmith
Sat, 3 Apr 1999 09:56:22 EST


What kind of film do you use? Do you use a flash? I would like to do this
when I visit DC but I'm not sure how to get the best results. Thanks for
your advice!

The museums in DC are much more liberal about photography than elsewhere. I
was shocked to see people using flashes when I was there, and when I found a
guard to ask, she said it was okay. I was also shocked at the scarcity of
guards.

At the Dallas Museum of Art, flashes are prohibited, and photographing some
of the artworks is prohibited. You must check at the information desk or ask
a guard what you can and cannot take photos of. There are guards in nearly
every room, cameras in every room, but sometimes that isn't enough --
remember when the Icebergs (Church) and the Lighthouse (Hopper) were damaged
by someone about a year ago?

Terry in Garland, Texas