Why do people feel the need to photograph all their experiences? Rise of social media and the need to present a life well-lived are contributing factors to this action, for sure. But I believe there are also genuine impulses to explore the world around us by framing it and snapping a pic. It’s worth taking the time to think about how to engage with these impulses in museum spaces instead of ignoring or dismissing them.
Anyone can feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed in Museum spaces no matter what language they speak. Making the effort to extend a metaphorical hand across languages can be a big step in building trust and good will with your visitors. It’s not as hard as you think!