I have been known to open and close a museum, meaning I show up waiting to be let in and they have to kick me out. I’ve worked in a museum environment and I know that it takes more than just looking at an exhibit to truly enjoy it. You need to read those wee cards.
Someone worked very hard to put together a bit of information that will tell you more about what you are seeing. I was lucky enough to grow up enjoying all the Smithsonian museums. I was shocked when I traveled to New York City and I was charged money to get into a museum. All my life I had assumed every museum was free.
Thankfully the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London are still free. I always make a nice donation. I remember when I was a young student and the free museums of the Smithsonian were a welcome escape from the horror that is being 13 years old. I hope my donation when I visit will always keep those museums free for those who can not pay.
Meanwhile, take a moment to read those cards! Any guess about which museum this exhibit is from?
- Victoria & Albert Museum (londonfocus.wordpress.com)
- The World’s Greatest Museum (thedailybeast.com)