29.10.2011 01.Cheschwan. 5772 Rosch Chodesch 2, Noach
Artist Maya Shimony created a personality questionnaire to help visitors find a personalized museum route.
Visiting a museum, a friend once said, is a little like being at a big conference on a great subject. You go in full of good intentions, plan to hear many speakers, yet often leave with the feeling that you missed a lot of the good stuff.
Noticing that a lot of people left museums often feeling overwhelmed by the sheer mass of information, an Israeli artists decided to make it easier for people at the Haifa Museum of Art to find the art they most want to see. Artist Maya Shimony created a personality questionnaire that can help visitors find a personalized museum route.
Shimony tells NoCamels: “The idea was born to be applied in a museum, because that’s the classic place, where we are totally led by structure and less likely to wonder around.” When the Haifa Museum of Art opened a huge exhibition in the beginning of July titled “Formally Speaking”, displaying works from 40 artists, it seemed like a great place for Shimony’s project, titled “Directions.”…