Museums are full of rules. No photography, no eating, no running, no touching the works. ‘No’ features a lot in museum signage, but the Art Museum Tennis Palace in Helsinki takes a simple approach to demystifying all these rules.
In a simple leaflet called ‘why’
What I particularly love about this leaflet, is that after explaining all the things you can’t do. It ends with a positive direction and tells visitors ‘Speaking is allowed!’ it even says that it is not even necessary to whisper…
I visited the Tennis Palace last month and I was delighted to find that the great Interpretation continued throughout the exhibition, they had a great book shop and loads of comfy seats. All in this is one of the friendliest, most engaging small museums that I have been to in a while.
As my dad always says the simple ideas are the best!