Today museums are filled with people taking photos with their smartphone and exchanging their experiences on social media. The museum experience seems to have become superficial and fleeting battling the endless connectivity and distractions of social media.
As Wim Pijber, general director of the Rijksmuseum explains, 'In our busy lives we don't always realize how beautiful something can be. We forget how to look really closely. drawing helps because you see more when you draw. People who wan to draw are always welcome in the Rijksmusem.'
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