By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — To ban or not to ban… the popularity of selfie sticks have some museums considering changes to their photo policies.
In order to take a good selfie there are some things one must consider, like the lighting and the angles. That’s exactly why some people – many of them tourists – have taken to using selfie sticks.
The popular gadget has not been banned in any Philadelphia museums yet, but some museums like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and New York’s Museum of Modern art have banned them.
Other museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art remain torn on the issue.
“I am pro selfie, just not pro selfie stick,” says the Met’s chief digital officer, Sree Sreenivasan.
“I love it when people take selfie’s in the museum, but I think selfie sticks are a distraction and a danger to visitors and a danger to our art,” Sreenivasan says.
Museums are not be the only ones rethinking their policies. Some theme parks and sporting events have also banned the use of selfie sticks.
Check before you go, but you might be leaving your selfie stick in the museum coat check.