Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo finish

Forces are amassing in the global battle to allow photography in art museums. From the dark side the Musée d’Orsay in Paris recently decided to ban photography in its galleries. Not so fast has been the reaction of a newly-formed group Orsay Commons. It has dedicated itself to appearing at the museum once a week to photograph anything and everything to be seen. So far the museum has struggled to enforce the ban making only token efforts to stop the protestor shutter-bugs who intend keeping up the ban-busting until photography is allowed again.