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The other day we were walking through the walkway of San Lorenzo’s beach in Gijon (Principality of Asturias – Spain), when it was shocking to us seeing a little girl (no more than 4 years old) besides who should be her mother, looking calmly to the ocean, while her mother (we think it was her mother) was reading a book quietly. It’s funny how something as seemingly simple as a little girl looking to the sea that accompanies her mother as she read her book, could get so much attention. I think it was a scene that moved us and slyly steal a photo, I hope they won’t be bothered about it.

In any case, we can not stop analyzing the fact that we had touced the heart by somethis so simple. We hope that kids environment conducive to their development as good people in the future and that such scenes become common. If she was watching the sea with a children’s book in her hands ( nd not moving from his mother), we would have ver, very shocked. An image that could well become the beginning of a script.

We are active in our field and as far as possible so that these scenes do not surprise us , increasingly frequent, but … We must also congratulate those parents that make the effort to educate their children respect for others,  to respect the freedom of others, to grow without prejudice and always surrounded by culture. Unfortunately, not wanting to get into politics, the environment here and the economic situation for most, is increasingly hostile to get it. Spain, a country presumably advanced and modern, has a poverty increasingly reaches more people. A country where ​​to feed our children it is becoming a daily adventure for many, you just have to read the news about the school food. It is impossible to create right climate for culture, taking its place in society. A hungry child seeks only survival, and that is a real aberration in a society like ours.

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Leaving aside the lumpen and returning to the topic at hand, the relationship between museums and children is getting closer in Spain. Much blame for this have curators and museum professionals, we have to say, even at the risk of being presuntuos, but it’s true. We are concerned about knowledge management, the way we receive information, the way we interact with information to facilitate their learning. A new museum should be fun and enjoyable. The former should improve as much as possible, but now we can not hold them because they have no budget. There are museums, including those dedicated to the art, which are what they are and that can only be changed by supplementing the exhibition with activities like making Thyssen, also supermarket (store large surface delicathyssen and Chinese market ), organizes a lot of activities – http://www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/ficha_actividad/305 – . There are museums unclassifiable invaluable in the dissemination of knowledge, such as the Botanical Garden of Gijón – http://botanico.gijon.es/ -, with many school activities. When looking you are, in every city there is something, it’s a cliche but true, most of these institutions have to go through box, you know…

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We can also find strange curiosities for children, such as the Museum of the Mouse Perez – http://www.casamuseoratonperez.es/ – where, in a strange way, we warn that children should have more than three years for the visit ( is it scary? ). They are many and varied possibilities, and we echo this because we see that you are worried about what to do and where to go with the kids . We, within our sphere will always try to advise .

NOTE FROM AUTHOR:

In yesterday’s post referred to the Royal Geographical Society of London (RGS), it seems that we left aside the achievements of women explorers in the Victorian time. We think it was a bad explanation, a wrong way to tell the reality, which has led to the complaint. What we wanted to say is that women like Lady Hester Stanhope, Annie Smith Peck, Harriet Chalmers Adams, Freya Stark, Nellie Bly, Louise Boyd, Mary Kingsley, Gertrude Bell, etc. . , Etc.,  in the RGS we had them in mind because it was a sexist society. The woman is not took into account except in the social spectrum. No women serve on at that time (1800 – 1900 and peak) of the RGS, and that’s what we were trying to tell. We apologize for having explained so bad, try not happen again.

Add to endorse what the Telegraph says an article which mentions that if it were not for women, nor Sackleton nor Scott would have embarked on their adventures – – In the case of Sackleton appears that he did it to impress his beloved , and that of Scott , undertook did anything without the help of his wife, Kathleen . In this case we believe that his wife was the hand .

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