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National Museum Cardiff tells visitors to 'leave selfie sticks at home'

National Museum Cardiff have re-iterated their stance on selfie sticks, saying that 'camera extension devices', such as selfie sticks, are not permitted at the museum.

Only handheld devices are currently allowed at National Museum Cardiff. Credit: Fredrik Sandberg / TT / Kod 10080

The statement comes following the ban of selfie sticks at the National Gallery in London, in an effort to protect works of art on display.

The move follows similar bans in galleries in France and the USA, including the Palace of Versailles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Cardiff Museum is reviewing its photography policy. Credit: Google Maps

“National Museum Cardiff’s current photography policy permits visitors to only use handheld devices to take photos, without any camera extension devices such as tripods, monopods or extension sticks (selfie sticks) which also fall under this category...This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our visitors and the museum’s collections, especially during crowded conditions...We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences but leave the selfie sticks at home...We are currently reviewing our photography policy for visitors within National Museum Cardiff.”

– National Museum Cardiff spokesperson



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