I saw this piece on CBS Sunday morning. It’s about the security guards at the Baltimore Museum of Art curating the art.
It’s fascinating because they are usually shadows. I totally ignore them when I’m at a museum. For one thing, I always feel they are watching me. They have asked me to stop filming more than once – snapshots are ok, filming not so much, I’m still not sure why, but usually because of that reason, I avoid them.
As one lady says in the piece above, the guards are around the art more than anyone else – day and night. And they know about the art. If you have a question, they probably know the answer. The question I most ask them is, “Where is the exit,” because I’m always getting lost.
But I see them in a whole new light and next time at a museum, I won’t ignore them, I’ll say, “Hello!”
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