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Tips for getting the most out of museum visits

British Museum, London, England

On a post-college "grand tour" of Europe, my friend and I were faced with the daunting task of only 3 hours at the Louvre, due to obviously bad planning. We raced through to see the Mona Lisa and a few other iconic pieces before we left the museum and hopped on a train from Paris to Barcelona. On the train, my friend was outraged to learn the Louvre also housed the Venus de Milo, which we had missed. Years later, when I visited the British Museum in London, I was prepared—the Parthenon Marbles and the Rosetta Stone before I saw anything else. This writer gives some tips for how best to plan for and approach your visit to some of the world's largest and most popular museums.


How to Navigate a Museum

By Shivani Vora

The New York Times

February 14, 2017

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