I remember seeing the Buckle St Egyptian Gallery many years ago and was extremely impressed by it. I consider it was far superior to the current exhibition. My husband and I are in our sixties and did not enjoy the Te Papa one because we found it so hard to read everything in spite of wearing our glasses! Why is everything in the museum so badly lit and shrouded in gloom? Maybe it's the current trend but I prefer to have exhibits well lit so that I don't have to strain to see them. The old one certainly was.
We considered that this exhibition was not worth the money, especially compared to the one we saw a few years ago at Auckland Museum. That one also was was dreary and badly lit but its content was far more comprehensive. We were younger and able to see better then! Please consider the older generation who enjoy these exhibitions when you set them up. If we can't see them properly we won't bother to visit. Most of Te Papa is pretty good but also badly lit and hard to see. We won't be returning in a hurry.
Rosemary Phillips at
17/01/2007 9:38 a.m.