Seeing Something in the Museum Experience
Visiting the museum is a unique experience. But, why?
Through the careful selection and placement of objects in space, the foundation is set for visitors to think about their world in new ways. This is first framed for visitors by an introductory statement when entering a gallery. The text offers visitors a sturdy point of departure for new thoughts to take flight. This experience represents the spirit of the museum and can be transformative for many. It does, however, require visitors to physically go to the museum. This inherently leaves out people who do not visit museums. Furthermore, the COVID19 pandemic prevents even people who enjoy going to the museum from walking through the door.
So what if there was a way for the museum to meet you where you are? What would that look like? And how could the museum's spirit be preserved in this new context?
These questions hit home for me because I have not been able to go to the museum as much as I have been accustomed to. When I go to a museum, I think about new ideas and work through creative blocks. As each day passes socially distanced, I find myself looking for new ways to spark the creativity visiting a museum offered me.
What have you been doing to jog your creativity?