A pox on the benighted and ignorant curators of the Rethymnon Acheological Museum. All the display cabinets in the museum carry a card that reads in Greek and English "Unpublished - No photography". This is a novel reason for banning pictures; the usual is that they want to make money from selling their own photos and postcards. However, photographs through glass rarely work well so this is no problem for me especially as I'm interested in the details of the scripts and the seal marks. However, when I started had sketching some of the geometric designs impressed in the pottery shards (the same design is pressed several times into the same piece of clay) I was told by the custodian, pointing to the "no photography" sign that there was to be "no protography, no sketching". So I put away my note book. How long had these been on display unpublished? About five years she thought. How long before they are published and in what journal? She didn't know.
And now, to let you all know just what the fuss was about, here is the quick biro-on-lined-notepaper sketch that I did that got me chastized.
Greeks do not understand what museums are for!