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#16 Jan 14th, 2007, 11:11
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Originally Posted by Lugubert The procedure in Chennai was a bit tedious - forms to fill in with personal details and purpose of visit, passport to be shown and a fee in the higher museum range.
I imagine you mean the Government Museum in Egmore?

Sounds very tedious! And I had been planning to visit one day...

This charge for a camera, especially exorbitant charge for video, is just another money raiser. I had a bit of a laugh with one ticket office guy, I said, look, I'm wearing a wristwatch; how much are you going to charge me to take that in?

It was a nice change last time we visited London, to be able to photograph freely in the British Museum. IIRC, also the V&A and the Natural History Museum.

The British art galleries usually ban photography, both for conservation and copyright reasons. Using the word copyright very loosely, as even when a painting is hundreds of years old, they are still able to control access and thus charge for reproduction.

But photography, especially flash, can very annoying to others. ---and how come these people never discover that turning the flash off would give them ten times the battery life!? I'm glad to have a camera where the flash is off by default (has to be manually flicked open).
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Originally Posted by Nick-H I imagine you mean the Government Museum in Egmore?
Right. The positive aspect was that they did not ask for more proof than necessary, and on the following day, knowing what they expected, it took just 2-3 minutes. (At that time, people also were queuing up...)
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But what on earth do they want you to prove?
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Indian Museum, Kolkata allows camera with extra charges.
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Originally Posted by tasuray Indian Museum, Kolkata allows camera with extra charges.
I guess the day I went the person at the door decided I didn't look like I could operate my flash, so they made me check my camera
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flash or not flash

just for a personal poll: how many people use digital camera, as you know it as a good sensitive optical device which can operate in extreme dark condition?
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Rules have changed drastically -

1. The National museum allows photography and the ticket price includes the charge for it. Flash is not OK from what i recall but i was only using my cellphone that day.
2. The National Gallery of Modern art allows photography of the objects on display but not of people, that includes (mercifully) all selfies. This is strictly enforced.
3. The Indira Gandhi memorial and museum allows photography of objects, but staff were surprised when i asked for permission (nothing is written anywhere either ways).
4. In a major departure from the past, all ASI monuments (except Leh Palace, Ajanta Caves* and mausoleum of the Taj) will allow professional photography without the photographer having to seek prior approval. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelea...x?relid=180546 - the release doesnt state whether the ASI site museums will be covered, so someone on the ground in a mofussil museum should probably report.

*If the idea was to preserve murals from aberrant photographers' usage of flash - then Tabo Chos Khor should have been included. I dont think the ASI was thinking much before issuing the release.
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like the Salar Jung in Hyderabad, do not allow any pictures
Honored well in the breach or as my grandfather said, there ain't no virgins in a "house of ill repute" (slightly translated). When I was there shona baba and I had a competition to see how many pictures we would be asked to be in. I won by 10 to 9, height matters I suppose..
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Ha ha ha. I dont recall anything like that ever, i normally just keep insisting till I'm allowed.

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