Museum Tags From Around the World

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  02.04.10 | 11:39 AM ET

Fast Company takes a quick look at the origins and recent decline of the ubiquitous metal museum admission tag. Don’t miss the colorful accompanying infographic of museum pins from Zurich to Ontario.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for Museum Tags From Around the World

Zach Everson 02.04.10 | 9:41 PM ET

Too bad they are in decline. I remember being fascinated by them when I was a kid—much more so than the museums themselves in fact.

Caitlin 02.07.10 | 5:52 PM ET

Never heard of them so I’m thinking ‘ubiquitous’ might be too strong a word?

Caitlin 02.07.10 | 6:49 PM ET

Just read the piece… and yes, I do recall getting such a thing at the Met in New York. I don’t think they are that widespread outside the US though. Stickers, stamps, tickets and nothing (for many of the best museums in the world are free, such as the British Museum) are also common.

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