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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Museum Guidelines
Museums need to work out better ways of telling people no photography, no flash, or not to get too close to the exhibits. Something other than a guard yelping at you when you didn't notice a non-continuous line on the floor next to the exhibit or after using flash, a high-pitched noise out of nowhere, or a single line after a wall of text. Say, a sign at the entrance, a symbol on the wall, or raised lines around the exhibit.

I don't mind those rules. They are all there for good reasons. I just wish they had made them clearer ahead of time.

Current Mood: annoyed

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d2leddy From: d2leddy Date: May 19th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! You've arrived in Washington!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 19th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. I was at the Hirshman gallery. I was yelped at by the guard twice (once for rounding a corner and not notcing the line under my feet and once for turning on flash), heard the guard yelp at someone else, and then upstairs hear the high pitched noise half a dozen times while the guards standing nearby left it up to the people around to figure out why. I was starting to figure that if a fire alarm really happened I might dismiss it as someone touching a sculpture, hah.

Things have been going pretty well otherwise. I've gotten to see a number of the monuments at a lesuirely pace. I've also gotten to eat a few foods I haven't tried before.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 19th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hirshhorn had some decent things here and there. The second floor was temporarily closed. I did notice that quite a bit of the original Hirshhorn art kind of ... sucked. It didn't seem to have any direction or theme beyond splashes of paint on canvas.

I spent most of the late morning and early afternoon around the national mall area. Got a bit tired and couldn't think of anything in the area so I made my way to Du Ponte circle again. At Kramer Books again having a slice of pie at Afterwords cafe. I think. That or I may have just ordered an entire Pecan Pie, hah. Only a couple of hours until Sushi.
kutariprime From: kutariprime Date: May 20th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that If you cant take pics then they should offer an affordable picture book of the exibit. I wish they did that when the Jim Henson Exibit was in DC
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: May 20th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
they have well signed things they don't want you taking pics of and roped off areas at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) here in Toronto
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