Have you ever wondered why some museums prohibit the use of flash? Are they being a*holes about it or is there a legitimate reason for this? I found a perfectly good explanation for this online:
“The flash on your camera generates a small amount of ultra-violet (UV) light. The UV light is a powerful oxidizer that bleaches color out of many materials that are on exhibit (cloth, paint, wood and paper) if given enough exposure time. Electronic flash is essentially the equivalent of sunlight and thus can have the same harmful effect on historic artifacts if used by enough of our visitors.”
This information is courtesy of the US National Park Service website
What do you think? Solid good reason?
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