Tips from a Museum Tour Guide, 2: Think

May 12, 2016



Although Joseph Beuys said that a museum should be like a university with objects, people usually don’t want to think for themselves in museums. They want a wall text, labels, and a guide like me to explain everything. They don’t believe that based on their own experience of art, they are able to achieve legitimate knowledge. A few weeks ago a lady complained to me that there should be computers in every space, just like in the Jewish Museum, to search for information ad hoc. Open Wikipedia! As a friend of mine said, thinking is a dangerous activity. 
Although Joseph Beuys said that a museum should be like a university with objects, people usually don’t want to think for themselves in museums. They want a wall text, labels, and a guide like me to explain everything. They don’t believe that based on their own experience of art, they are able to achieve legitimate knowledge. A few weeks ago a lady complained to me that there should be computers in every space, just like in the Jewish Museum, to…


Although Joseph Beuys said that a museum should be like a university with objects, people usually don’t want to think for themselves in museums. They want a wall text, labels, and a guide like me to explain everything. They don’t believe that based on their own experience of art, they are able to achieve legitimate knowledge. A few weeks ago a lady complained to me that there should be computers in every space, just like in the Jewish Museum, to search for information ad hoc. Open Wikipedia! As a friend of mine said, thinking is a dangerous activity. 

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