Museums are an amazing place to nurture the soul while soaking up art, culture and history.
But you can only soak up so much before things start to get soggy.
Whether you're a die hard art lover or just a casual enthusiast there is nothing quite like a day at the museum for some good old cultural nourishment.
After a few hours though it kind of gets hard to tell the difference between a "significant historical work" and an interesting looking garbage can.
It's a phenomenon we have all experienced at some point, but it took New York based comedy writer Matt Buechele to put it into words.
FIRST FIVE MINUTES IN MUSEUM: wow, this artist was born in amsterdam in 1927 but didn't start experimenting with cl… https://t.co/WnMU0yqxOI— Matt Buechele (@Matt Buechele)1550778157.0
If you now find yourself with the sudden urge to visit a museum today be sure to catch what really interests you first, because as Buechele points out you're going to care a lot less by the end of your tour.
Buechele's tweet definitely struck a chord with Twitter's museum-goers, receiving over 130k likes. People were relating hard to just how accurate the statements was.
@bchadhill @mattbooshell This is incredibly accurate 😂— Claire McGee (@Claire McGee)1550839152.0
@mattbooshell https://t.co/qmCWA1Cyg4— Christina (@Christina)1550861702.0
@mattbooshell This is perfection, and I work in museums.— Amy D (@Amy D)1550887196.0
@mattbooshell @1followernodad this but visiting any historical location/building first five: ‘huumm intresting’ l… https://t.co/MqnwANlpci— Graeme Cracka’ (@Graeme Cracka’)1550847063.0
@mattbooshell The Headset Guide Sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 25, 42, 58, END.— Chad Hill (@Chad Hill)1550778395.0
@AlrightGraeme @mattbooshell @1followernodad Traveling for 3 weeks in Europe with my 14 yo cousin and at one point… https://t.co/DF7M9eBP3Y— Kristen Inbody (@Kristen Inbody)1550895631.0
@mattbooshell I was in the Natural History Museum in NYC and by hour 3...’I’ve seen enough Knick Knacks, let’s hit Shake Shack!’ #priorities— Leslie (@Leslie)1550846452.0
Twitter even began working on a name for the phenomenon.
@mattbooshell @Winskillfull Yep, always go the section you most want to see first before you get culture fatigue!— Richard Parker (@Richard Parker)1550782130.0
@mattbooshell Museum fatigue is very real. Even when you work in the field.— Samantha son of Greg (@Samantha son of Greg)1550929571.0
@mattbooshell @DustinGrowick Museum fatigue is real. Quality over quantity, have a plan of attack.— ksheldon (@ksheldon)1550844228.0
@mattbooshell Museum fatigue is real & I majored in museum studies😂 When I take my phone out & start taking photos… https://t.co/arLFhWXOcj— BOGO FREE VIDS ON MV💖KEZIA SLATER❄️ (@BOGO FREE VIDS ON MV💖KEZIA SLATER❄️)1550885239.0
Though many seemed to agree that much of the fatigue also came downs to all that walking. Forget Picasso, where is there a bench?
@mattbooshell @BrandyLJensen *glances into new room* those seats look comfy— Ash (@Ash)1550837927.0
@libbyclarence @mattbooshell *finds bench to perch on*— Isabel (@Isabel)1550857969.0
@izzierider97 @mattbooshell *finds every available bench to perch on*— Libby (@Libby)1550858007.0
@Ash_Brand @mattbooshell @BrandyLJensen The WORST is when you're touring the palace and all of the last 20 rooms al… https://t.co/pdpvHNx8PS— Progressive Twit (@Progressive Twit)1550842105.0
@ProgressiveTwit @Ash_Brand @mattbooshell @BrandyLJensen I'm sure the original chairmaker would always want their chairs sat on.— Adam Bertram (@Adam Bertram)1550861128.0
@mattbooshell I have a theory that it’s the marble/concrete floors, your feet/spine are fine for the first 20 minut… https://t.co/LQvpLVbcGE— Aletta (@Aletta)1550888103.0
With so many people able to relate to the tweet maybe it means we have been doing museums all wrong, but Twitter thinks there might be a better way.
@mattbooshell Idea: a museum that helps you refresh while still at the museum. I.e. outdoor area 1/4 a way through… https://t.co/WVB6SQD3B8— David Mason Gentry (@David Mason Gentry)1550889523.0
@davidmasongen @mattbooshell I dig it. I would definitely spend more time in museums if they were laid out this way.— Rebecca Lynn Bailey (@Rebecca Lynn Bailey)1550906520.0
@mattbooshell @beauttom Today I went to the museum an hour before close (whoops) so I was forced to not care about… https://t.co/7UILGw6RGJ— stop the serial killer Ed Buck (@stop the serial killer Ed Buck)1550973808.0
@mattbooshell @a9ri Took my 8 year old to two london museums the other day. Felt no pressure whatsoever to look at… https://t.co/IaRspf6Yy7— Jen (@Jen)1550822625.0
So if you find yourself heading to a museum soon remember to take breaks and only see what you want to. You might just avoid the dreaded "museum fatigue."