The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston has replaced its colorful admission stickers with plastic tags in an effort to cut down on stickers being adhered to nearby street signs and buildings.
The Houston Chronicle reports the museum officials last week replaced the stickers, which have been used as proof of entry since the early 1990s. Visitors now receive plastic tags that they're encouraged to place in recycling bins as they leave the museum.
Mary Haus is the museum's head of marketing and communications. She says plastic tags were implemented after the stickers caused damage to the raw concrete structure of the new Glassell School of Art building. Haus says the museum's conservation department also had to clean sculptures in an adjacent sculpture garden.