I enjoy special days because they encourage me to focus on things I might not otherwise. They provide me an opportunity to ask questions on topics other than the weather. They encourage me to think of music I might otherwise forget. National Museum Day (September 28th) is one of those days.

The Webster dictionary defines a museum as:

 “an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also : a place where objects are exhibited.”

A masterpieceWhat would you put in a museum?

There are all types of museums. The Smithsonian is a great example of the variety. Yet, I imagine no one museum has equal appeal to all.

We generally think of museums being filled with masterpieces of art, or relics from the past.

Use the definition to guide your answers.

  • What has lasting interest in your life?
  • What is of lasting value?
  • For those things wish aren’t tangible, how would you include them in a museum?
  • What objects would you share?

What musical items would you include?

(You knew I would work music in, so let’s go!)

These 2011 posts  on Museum Diary have songs about museums – Part 1 and Part 2.

Here are some questions to ask.

  • What instruments do you think belong in a museum?
  • What music do you think needs to be shared with future generations? Why?
  • What musical equipment has become a relic in your lifetime?

Share in the comments what you would put in a museum!

 

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