National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Aims to Limit Number of Tickets

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LONDON (REUTERS).- Britain’s National Gallery is planning to limit the number of tickets available at an upcoming Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in a bid to reduce the frustration of jostling crowds for art lovers. The number of visitors allowed in each half hour slot in the Sainsbury Wing will be capped at 180 rather than the 230 permitted by health and safety laws, a decision prompted by complaints of overcrowding in other exhibitions. “We’ve looked hard at the problems caused by very popular exhibitions in recent years and decided to take action ahead of what is likely to be one of the most important shows in our history,” National Gallery Director Nick Penny said on Monday. “However, there are limits to what can be done – a drawing with exquisite detail for example is best looked at by one or two people at a time whether it is in a small or a huge exhibition space.” The Trafalgar Square Gallery will