Museum legs

(Photo credit: Hol Art Books)

(Image above shows an illustration of someone lying down in a museum underneath a picture frame, with the title of the book, Museum legs and the authors name)

Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? That is the question Amy Whitaker investigates in this humorous collection of essays.

She writes about the phenomenon of “museum legs” or as she describes it that feeling of having visited an art museum and leaving more exhausted than after a harrowing soccer match.  Does this make us uncultured with no stamina or is it something beyond us?

Whitaker discusses why is it important for people to visit museums and what the museums themselves should be doing to encourage visitors.

Further details of Museum legs can be found on the main catalogue, available in ‘Catalogues’ on the Library’s website.