Thursday, 22 January 2015

THIRTEEN AWESOME HISTORIC PHOTOS OF MUSEUM VISITORS


THROWBACK THURSDAY

BY: JAIME CLIFTON-ROSS

Since we discuss the visitor experience so much in class, I thought I'd share some delightful black and white photographs of museum visitors from the 1930's to the 1990's. Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more lovely photographs!

Pssst.....scroll to the bottom to see my favourite photo! Also, tweet us your favourite historic photos of museums @musingsmmst! ENJOY!


1. Francis Schlowsky, Les Jumelles et Degas, ca.1990

Alécio de Andrade, At the Louvre, 1990.

5 comments:

  1. You've curated a lovely collection of photographs here, Jaime. I think 3 and 6 speak to the museum fatigue people of all ages can all feel from time to time, but clearly a quick nap in the gallery can do wonders! However, I really enjoy 12 because it demonstrates how children's curiosity is often piqued by unexpected things in museums. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Madeline. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Even the biggest museum lovers get sleepy in exhibitions!

      I love how children interact with museums. They always notice details that adults miss. They're also not afraid to explore them!

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  2. This is a simply lovely collection of photos, and I will be sure to follow your blog. However, I think you will find that picture #12 is not "photographer unknown:" it is by photojournalist Herb Slodounik: see this clarification: in "Art History News," , August 5, 2014: http://www.arthistorynews.com/articles/2908_Kids_in_museums__not_ctd .

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    1. That's wonderful! Thank-you so much for sharing this information! I'll be sure to change the caption. We appreciate you following the blog. We hope to hear from you again soon. :)

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  3. Thank you for this collection of images - it is amazing how much information one can collect from looking at peoples' practices of looking. Putting these images together is a fantastic way to be reminded that visitors still like to look to art and other objects in museums.

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