Friday, July 23, 2010

Ill Met

Rules around photographing in New Zealand galleries and museums are often confusing and Best of 3 took a recent stab at working out the muddle. In passing she explains that the Metropolitan ad campaign we posted on yesterday was a result of encouraging visitors to create their own pictures. Which made us think about whether or not this change how we look at the Met’s ads. It's got to be a no. The ads have the Met’s name on them with all the authority that name brings and the Met is responsible for how the objects in its care are protected physically and with respect. Would New Zealand museums allow the same kind of photo to be published using Mokomokai? Of course not. The idea is unimaginable. So too with Egyptian Mummies.
Image: Photo taken by Met visitors and used for Well Met campaign.