Hi Anirudh,

2011/3/10 Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>:
> Hi Yann,
>
> I spoke with a friend who has been to the museum before.  And then
> another journalist with FrenchTV is acquainted with you and your work
> with Ekta Parishad.

Yeah, she called me this morning! ;o)

> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Yann Forget <yan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Liam,
>>
>> 2011/3/10 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>:
>>> Hi Yann,
>>
>> Well, there are several problems with that.
>>
>> 1. In order to make good photographs, a tripod will be necessary. I
>> doubt they will allow that for the usual fees.
>
> The National Museum permits the use of tripods on Mondays (for no
> extra charge) and for other days a request for permission has to be
> filed with the administration.

Oh, that's great!

>> 2. Seeing the size of the museum, many days will be needed to take
>> good photographs (not snapshots) of a sizeable portion of the museum.
>> At 300 Rs. each, it would be expensive for me. Actually I might not
>> need to pay that much, as I am a resident in India, and I am entitled
>> to the Indian fees.
>
> The differentiation is between Indian and foreign nationals, therefore
> you will be required to pay the usual fees for foreigners.  This is
> for still photography only.

No, I have a P.I.O. card, and I only pay the Indian fees when visiting places.

>> 3. For some items, there might copyright issues to publish the
>> resulting images under a free license.
>
> Please speak to Mr. Grover in the administration.  Apparently, they
> have some conditions with regard to publication of pictures taken in
> the museum.  Every picture should be tagged with "Courtesy: National
> Museum, New Delhi" and three copies of the published work must be
> placed with the museum.

Ok, noted.
The museum has a very interesting exhibition on history of Indian alphabets,
with diagrams which would be absolutely great for Wikipedia.

> Gautam, are there restrictions by copyright law on publishing pictures
> of art-work available in publicly-accessible galleries?  [We did have
> a discussion on this with Pranesh at the last Bangalore Wikipedia
> meetup].
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
> anirudh

Best regards,

Yann

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