There aren’t enough benches in museums, says David Whitemyer in an article for the American Alliance of Museums, and I agree.
He suggests 4 things to consider:
- Help visitors slow down
- Make [benches] part of the plan
- Encourage hanging out
- Know the rules
“Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.”British writer Tom Hodgkinson