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So long selfie stick

Museums like the Art Institute of Chicago want to be clear, they encourage selfies, just not selfie sticks. The popular social media accessory has been officially banned by The Art Institute as well as other major cultural institutions across the globe including London’s National Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York and Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian. Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival has even banned the device at this year's three day event. We discuss the reasoning and process behind the ban and what selfie sticks say about trends in tourism. Art Institute’s Director of Protection Services Tom Henkey joins us. (Flickr/Mr ATM)

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