Museums are cool, but one of the cons to visiting one will always be the fact that photography is typically prohibited.
Sure, we understand snapping photos of the statues, paintings, sculptures and installments defeats the purpose of visiting a museum in the first place, but photography is one of the best ways to hold on to precious experiences.
So, how does one of Amsterdam's most popular museums deal with this?
Well, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is encouraging visitors to draw the artwork rather than take pictures of it.
Super creative, right?!
The museum's website reads,
In today's world of mobile phones and media a visit to a museum is often a passive and superficial experience. Visitors are easily distracted and do not truly experience beauty, magic and wonder. This is why the Rijksmuseum wants to help visitors discover and appreciate the beauty of art and history through drawing.
Hey, it's hard to argue with urging visitors to discover and appreciate the beauty of art. After all, they are at a museum!
The best part? The Amsterdam-based museum offers visitors a sketchbook and drawing utensils so they don't have to bring their own!
Check out the photos below for a closer look.