I’m now 50 museums into my project. 140-ish to go. That’s 26% of the way, for those keeping score.
Some other fun facts and figures:
|Time Spent (actual museum time, does not include travel or writing)||47h, 53m|
|Average Edification (out of 5)||3.10|
|Average Entertainment (out of 5)||2.94|
|Average Enthusiasm (which is what I should’ve been calling the “should you go?” rating) (out of 5)||3.38|
|Average Time Spent per Museum||57m 28s|
Time and Money Redux
I’ve been careful with the money so far — taking advantage of free days, my IDNYC card, and friends with guest privileges.
Practically two entire days of my life spent at museums since I started doing this. I’m glad I’m tracking that. It beats spending that time on line at Trader Joe’s.
Also in terms of time, I recall with chagrin a planning post where I wrote some crazy nonsense like “I’ll visit 20 museums per week” or something. What a naive fool I was! I posted Hamilton Grange on 3 March, 58 days ago. That means my true pace is 0.86 museum per day. If I keep it up it’ll take about 165 more days before I’m done. Daunting!
But it has been a ton of fun so far. I have gone places I would never have gone otherwise, many of which I will happily visit again. There have really been only a few where I felt my time was not well spent. So, onward, I’m sure there will be 50 more done before I know it.
Here’s an updated map: museums added since v1 in green, museums removed (due to closure) in red, and visited museums in purple: