Words fail me, today.
I took a number of photos during a visit to Philadelphia’s generally well done National Constitution Center. Four times, I was told that neither photos, nor videos are allowed. I asked how it was that the National Constitution Center would prohibit photos or videos. A manager was called and told me that:
Some of the materials are copywritten and that flash photography could be harmful to documents. I agreed that most people don’t know how to turn off their flash when shooting in AUTO mode, but I’ve visited many, many places where photography is permitted without a flash (including the Philadelphia Museum of Art).
My better half, Nancy whispered to me that today was not really the day to get “thrown out of the National Constitution Center”. Perhaps I should not be so surprised, when I read things like this.