Photography to be allowed at the National Gallery?

August 7 2014

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I've heard that the National Gallery in London may be about to allow photography in the main galleries. Regular readers will know that I've been hoping for this for some time. And it's been over two years since I sent this email (which remains unacknowledged). So if it's true, hurrah. 

Update - a reader writes:

I do not share you enthusiasm for allowing photo's being taking in museums. Last week I visited the KHM in Vienna three times and I found the many people waving with  cell phones and tablets in front of the master pieces in this fantastic collection quite annoying, while fine postcard reproductions of the highlights can be purchased at the bookshop.

And on Twitter, Jon Sharples Tweets:

I sincerely hope that @arthistorynews' rumour re @NationalGallery being on the cusp of allowing photography is false. A valuable sanctuary.

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