This panel is a cracking example of how to help make visitors feel more comfortable and confident exploring your exhibition.
Break it down, explain, equip with questions, don’t assume, keep it simple.
Not all visitors to art galleries are familiar with how to interpret art, or how to explore an exhibition. Galleries can be intimidating places, and that can be a barrier to pure simple enjoyment, let alone learning and engagement.
Offering visitors the information and basic tools to start interpreting art means you offer them choice - They can choose to use these tools, or choose to ignore them. Either way, visitors will know what they are choosing to do or not do, rather than feeling they are missing out or failing to grasp some magical art interpreting ability.
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