Shortest museum visit ever
Today I walked to the National Museum. It is so not worth the walk, just don’t bother. Firstly the arhitecture was far too modern and generally strange, then it wasnt even that big, and mostly extremely boring and cringe-worthy. It’s almost like it was made to push a political agenda, as it was amazingly blatant with its editorialising of each exhibit. It was classic left/green stuff and wasn’t really even trying to hide it. It also perpetuates the old, tired, corny, manufactured stereotypes about Australian identity and culture that either no longer apply or are built upon myths or generalisations. It just got worse and worse and more and more blatant. Just, wow. It wasn’t even much good and it didn’t take me long to breeze through it, finding very little of even slight interest.
What is with people living in their own imagined, slanted, bubble world and then making a museum about it that bears the nation’s name?
I know I sound like Andrew Bolt (who greatest hits with commentary from himself has been made into a book, which I had to put down a few minutes after opening it, for fear of throwing it across the Target book section), but honestly, it’s just that bad. The area is pretty though, even if it is a hike.