Museums ban selfie sticks

A number of US museums have banned selfie sticks amid fears they could damage priceless works of art.

Museums ban selfie sticks
Museums ban selfie sticks

US museums have banned the use of selfie sticks.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has joined a number of other tourist attractions, including the National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, in forbidding the use of the extendible photo taking devices amid fears they could damage priceless artifacts and artwork, reports the Daily Express newspaper.

It is also thought patrons could cause injury to themselves by striking dangerously placed poses in order to get the best photo using the sticks.

A spokesman for the MOMA said: "You can, just by looking at (it) imagine the havoc a selfie stick might wreak in this kind of space.

"They could pose a danger to visitors or our objects on view."

The sticks have also been banned at almost all Premier League football clubs in the UK over fears fans could use them as weapons.

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