We went to the Tate Britain’s current exhibition of British Folk Art. I could have told you how we liked it, and that we thought it was, while quite a small exhibition, still well worth going. I could have told you how we generally like Tate Britain’s permanent and special exhibitions, and we could have accompanied these words with a nice little smartphone shot of one of the exhibits, just good enough to make you want to go and see for yourself.
It’s just too annoying that they don’t allow photography. No flash photography – fine. No professional photography – fine. No commercial use of photos taken, no tripods within the exhibition, no extra lighting – all fine. But a little handheld pocket digital camera or a smartphone snapping away for personal memories or sharing (and advertising) on social media?
No, no photography whatsoever.
As if they own the place, or the exhibits.
- Tate Britain, Royal Academy and Sunflower (mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com)
- Why everyone’s wrong about Tate Britain’s problems (theguardian.com)
- British Folk Art – reviews of Tate Britain’s ‘ravishing’ show (theweek.co.uk)