Go Through A Museum Like You Would Go Through A Bookstore

by Rachel Baker on June 23, 2015

I loved this article. It takes a look at how most people go through museums and how unfulfilling it is. I loved the example about how we go through libraries and it really made me think about how I meander through a bookstore and how that matters when it comes to the connection made between me and the book. It made total sense to apply the same thing to art and museums.

Read More: Get away from crowds and make museum your own.

“When you go to the library,” said James O. Pawelski, the director of education for the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, “you don’t walk along the shelves looking ath teh spines of the books and on your way out tweet your friends, ‘I read 100 books today!'”

Yet that’s essentially how many people experience a museum.

Psychologists such as Pawelski say that if you slow down-finding a piece of art that speaks to you and observing it for minutes rather than seconds – you are more likely to connect with the art, those with whom your touring the galleries, and maybe yourself.

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin. You can also follow her writing about women veteran interests at Shield Sisters

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