Why Look At The Art When You Can Shoot It Instead?

Whether museums permit or prohibit photography, “the proliferation of digital cameras is changing the museum experience for visitors and the institutions themselves. Museums are packed with visitors who aren’t just looking at art, but photographing it and taking it home, too. For other visitors, the shutterbugs can be an annoyance. For museums, however, the issue is serious: Does the dissemination of copyrighted artwork have financial and legal ramifications?”