Monday, December 8, 2014
How to Speak Fluent "Museum"
The best way to
learn any language
is total immersion. If you live in a place long enough and open
yourself up to the experience, then you’ll come away not just with a new
tongue, but also with the flavor of the culture in which that language
is expressed. For many people, art museums feel like a foreboding
foreign nation with a language all its own. Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary, National Gallery, finally offers an immersion class in how to speak fluent “museum.” Wiseman’s 39th documentary, National Gallery takes you inside London’s National Gallery
to eavesdrop on the docents leading tours, spy on the early morning
floor waxers, look over the shoulders of conservators, and even join
executive meetings behind closed doors all in the name of learning what
really happens in an art museum and how the very voice of the modern
museum is changing with the times. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "How to Speak Fluent 'Museum.'"