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.

5 Comments I’d pay to visit you on rainy Sundays

  1. Nick April 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    What a cool site. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gerlin April 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    That is so lovely! You got me at the title (my favourite Belle&Sebastian song for sure) and from there it just got progressively better. I especially love the Museum of Small Things. So cute!

  3. José Luis April 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    I worked in a museum for like a year or so doing some research of the thounsand things they had on ther warehouse and let me tell you, the real art is in there, small things and paints that aren’t signed for anyone famous but real awesome as well, old and new stuff

  4. Sundari Carmody May 1, 2010 at 4:15 AM

    Oh cute. What a lovely thing to do on a quiet weekend. Great find.

  5. Danica van de VeldeDanica van de Velde May 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    @ Nick & Sundari – Glad to read that you both liked it!

    @ Gerlin – The link to Belle & Sebastian only recently dawned on me. It all goes together very nicely, I think.

    @ José Luis – That sounds like a dream job! I would love to work in a museum one day :)

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