Museum ‘Bans’ Cameras And Asks Guests To Sketch Art Instead

the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has come up with a masterpiece of a campaign called #Startdrawing that encourages guests to sketch rather than snap pictures of its works of art. The Rijksmuseum hasn’t outright banned the use of cameras or mobile phones on its premises, but it has strongly discouraged it by displaying an image of […]

What makes a great museum?

Museums, competing with other places of cultural interest, are working hard to increase “footfall” – the numbers attending. Some employ outreach workers to attract visitors. “One thing museums need to do to survive and thrive is challenge the preconceptions of their audience,” William Cook wrote in The Spectator. This is particularly the case when so […]