I’d pay to visit you on rainy Sundays

Anyone who has watched Jean-Luc Godard’s new wave classic Band of Outsiders will no doubt remember the scene where Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey and Anna Karina run through the Louvre in an attempt to break the record of the quickest visit to the museum. Their joyous escapade undermines all of the unspoken conventions of visiting a gallery, and it is moments such as these that are collected in I’d pay to visit you on rainy Sundays, a tumblelog that celebrates the unassuming and delightful details of museum culture.

Collating items such as hate mail that primary school students have addressed to museum directors, images of Clara Charlotte‘s Museum of Small Things, visual references to galleries in film and art, as well as interior views of museums from around the world, I’d pay to visit you on rainy Sundays is a miniature, albeit virtual, museum in and of itself.

Conversely, it is also an excellent activities guide. Might I suggest that, if you’re at a bit of a loose end this weekend, you consider curating your own museum collection in the style of this idea…or maybe you could just dash manically through a gallery. Both options sound equally appealing to me.

April 30, 2010