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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Cameras down

By Julia Beizer

Guru colleague Ed O'Keefe has news today that will affect visitors to the National Archives. Beginning Feb. 24, museum-goers will no longer be able to take photos or videos in the main exhibition hall. The rule is meant to protect America's founding documents from damage from camera flashes. Luckily for digicam-toting tourists, you can still bring equipment inside the building, but, according to O'Keefe, anyone snapping pics will be asked to leave. Check out O'Keefe's report on the Federal Eye blog for full details.

What do you think?

-- Julia Beizer

By Julia Beizer  | January 25, 2010; 12:29 PM ET
Categories:  Museums  
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Why ban photography, if it's just the flash that's the problem? Many places just ban flash photography. There are plenty of cameras that can be used without flash in low light conditions, as exists in the Archives.

If someone takes photos or video, fine. But if they're firing a flash in the exhibit, ask them to leave.

Posted by: ItchyPajamas | January 25, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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