Visitor comfort in museums: Eye and spirit relief

Eye relief — and spirit relief — are essential to staying refreshed and comfortable during a museum visit. It’s a blessing to be able to change visual and psychological focus — to look at something other than the art and the gallery walls. 




It’s even nicer when you can sit and look at the view, as at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.




Now, not every museum is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But if you have vast resources and equally vast space, why not make the most of it?


The Met, of course, has many such superb spaces where you can just sit and relax in harmonious surroundings. 




While it’s true that museums can’t be as homey and relaxing as a visitor’s own living room, there’s no reason they can’t strive to be comfortable, welcoming, and easy to use.











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