Should I Take Photos in Art Museums? If So, What Kind?

Are you the kind of museum-goer that loves to take photos of artworks? Or the kind that thinks artworks should only be appreciated by eyes, not camera lens? Read on and see if my take on this will get you to think differently about taking photos in museums.

Keith Chen
6 min readOct 18, 2021

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Photo by Author at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo Title: The Girl Who Wanted the Moon. Original Moon Photos by Charles Le Morvan.

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Keith Chen

Photographer, Product Manager @ Google, Professor, Runner, Hiker, and World Traveler. Took photos from 50+ cities (and counting). Language : 中文 / EN