Especially at the Museu d'arqueologia de Catalunya in Barcelona...but it applies to you all.
Not only provide seats, but provide seating that looks at something to fill the mind with wonder.
Honestly. Not every single person who comes through your galleries is hale, youthful and hearty. Some are older, some are unwell, some have small children, and some simply want to sit and contemplate the wonders of the works before them. Some even want to sketch!
If you only provide seating that looks at the bathrooms, long hallways, walls, empty stairwells, cases filled with very small items all arranged flat on the bottom of the case or seats that are faced by images and texts that are too small to see or read without standing up and walking over your patrons leave unhappy.
If, however, you provide them places to refresh their aching backs, suffering from 'museum pace' or arthritic hips, or weary children that simultaneously fill their minds with wonder, they will return over and over.
It's like those d*mned architects that hate people, like the buildings should exist in perfection ignoring the realities of the people who use them.
Are you listening out there?
If the Louvre can do it, so can you!
Anyone out there?