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A Running List of Places That Have Banned Selfie Sticks

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With the news that the selfie stick has been banned at the Palace of Versailles and the National Gallery of London, it’s clear that prohibitions on the selfie-taking accessory are now a global phenomenon. Museums and sporting venues and music festivals and arenas all across the world have banned selfie sticks, just as these once-peculiar devices are rising to popularity and social acceptance. 

What follows is a list of locations around the world that have banned the use of selfie sticks. Consider this a service both for those who own selfie sticks, as well as for those who want to visit museums without being poked in the back of the head by them. 

We will update this list as selfie sticks are further disallowed. 

- The National Gallery, London
- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology Museum
- The Colosseum in Rome
- The Palace of Versailles, Paris
- 19 Smithsonian museums and galleries
- The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- The Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- The Guggenheim Museum, New York
- The Frick Museum, New York
- The Brooklyn Museum
- The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Detroit Institute of the Arts
- The Albertina museum in Vienna, Austria
- Brazilian soccer stadiums
- Soccer stadiums for Arsenal and Tottenham in England
- The Seattle Art Museum
- The Getty Center, Los Angeles
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Wembley Stadium, London
- The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
- The Frick Pittsburgh
- Music venues O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Arena, England
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas
- The Dallas Museum of Art
- Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
- The MTS Centre, a sports arena in Winnipeg
The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
- The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra
- The National Portrait Gallery, Australia
- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- The Sugarmill nightclub, England
- The 2015 Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida
- The Soundwave Music Festival, Australia
- The Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Etihad Stadium in Melbourne
Domain Stadium in Western Australia
Perth Arena 
Suncorp stadium in Brisbane
The Hermitage in Amsterdam
- The Kentucky Derby
- Wimbledon
- Disney World
- Lake Winnepesaukah
- Comic-Con
- Six Flags

Has your museum, sporting arena, or music festival banned the selfie stick? Please tell us on Twitter and we will add it to the list