17 April is Slow Art Day and will attempt to combat the breakneck pace at which we gallery-goers dash through museums. A study found that the average time one spends in front of a piece of art is an alarming 8 seconds. For Slow Art Day, galleries are asking us to slow down and take 10-15 minutes per selected piece (of which there are about 8). Currently, the only galleries in the UK participating are Tate Modern and The Walsall New Art Gallery. However, for our international readers, you can find or create your own Slow Art Day event here.