Tips for visiting the museum
Watch, listen, walk
You should avoid running in the museum. Running increases the risk of slipping or bumping into a work of art or another person.
Look at the works of art
You cannot touch the works on display, as even a gentle brush with your fingers leaves behind grease that will collect dust and dirt. Dust and dirt, in turn, will damage the surface of the work. With this in mind, please help us keep the displayed works intact.
Borrow a HAM backpack for a fun exhibition visit!
You can borrow a backpack from the HAM cash desk that offers activities for 3–9-year-old museum visitors for the duration of their visit. During the Dance! exhibition, you can find a scarf and a pea bag in the backpack for trying out various dance moves and balancing exercises. The backpack also includes a sketch book and crayons for lively drawings, for example.
Eat your food in the museum lobby
Please do not bring any food, drinks or even chewing gum with you into the exhibition spaces. Stains of all kinds are very harmful to the works on display, which is why you are not allowed to eat anything in our exhibition spaces. However, the museum has several spaces for eating your own snacks and breastfeeding. Please do not hesitate to ask the staff for more information.
If you’re feeling tired, please sit on the floor or a bench
Leaning on the walls causes vibrations, and even minor vibrations may damage works of art. Leaning on display cases may cause them or the objects inside them to fall over.
Try the museum tips
In the lobby of HAM, you can find square museum tips that will help you experience the museum in many different ways. Here are some examples:
The most horrible work of art in the museum
Take the longest look at the work that you find the most boring or annoying. Pay attention to its details, technique and material. Why did the artist choose them? Read the texts describing the work.
Close your eyes and focus on the sounds around you. What do you hear? Footsteps? Humming? Echoes? Is there a sound associated with a work of art? Try this out at different spots around the museum.
Shadow a neighbour
What would it be like to see the museum through someone else’s eyes? Take note of the work of art that other visitors spend the most time looking at. Why is that particular work so interesting to them?
Wood or chewing gum
You can make works of art out of any material. Imagine if the sculpture in front of you was made of popcorn or mousetraps. How does the material affect your thoughts about the work?