@MarDixon Passionate about culture internationally. Run remixing events, workshops, create solutions, and an international speaker. Over sharer and Mom who loses arguments to a teen. Projects created: @CultureThemes @lovetheatreday @AskaCurator @MuseumSelfieDay @TeensInMuseums @52museums
  • Guest Post: Russian #AskaCurator Day – #‎СпросиКуратора April 25th!

    April 22nd, 2014mardixonCulture, International

    спроси_куратора_A4The Russian Twitter includes around 180 museum accounts from every region of the Russian Federation. These accounts feature both the great world famous museum complexes like the State Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg or the State Historical museum in Moscow and small regional museums like the Middle Kama Museum of History and Culture.

    So we’d like to announce, that April, 25 is a #‎СпросиКуратора Day in the Russian twitter. It’s an analogue of the Internanational #‎AskACurator Day (with a kind permission of @CultureThemes and Mar Dixon). This tweet-event will be supported by the offical Twitter of Rissia (@TwitterRussia). It’s a unique opportunity to get all kind of museum information straight from the source.

    Our challenge is to present the quite new sort of museum activity in the Internet for the Russian-speaking audience.

    Throughout the day the museum staff is going to reply for our followers questions concerning museum activities: e.g., how can we organize a museum exhibition, and how we house the museum items, or if there is the “Tzar Cannon” where is the “Tzar Cannon Ball”, or please entitle a range of the museum jobs, and etc.

    To get an answer for your question you just need to use our tag #СпросиКуратора (from Russian: #AskACurator) and a receiver twitter address.

    For this moment more than 20 Russian museums from Moscow to Irkutsk are going to take part in the event. The organizers are:

    State Historical museum (@1stHistorical)
    State Museum of the History of Religion (@Museum_Religion)
    Tula Association of Local Heritage and Art Museum (@tula_museum_new)
    Russian Museum of Military Medicine (@milmed_spb)
    Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno” (@tsaritsyno)
    V.P. Sukachov Irkutsk Regional Art Museum (@news_iohm).

    The participants include:
    Moscow Kremlin Museums (@KremlinMuseums)
    Pushkin State Museum of  Fine Arts  (@TheArtsmuseum)
    Schusev State Museum of Architecture (@schusevmuseum),
    Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (@MuseumFineArt)

    The full list will be ready till 24 April (registration is still open).

    So, if you are interested in Russian museums, our activities, exhibitions, publications, please feel free to ask your questions in English using the Russian tag #СпросиКуратора.

    We appreciate for your comments, retweets, all kind of interest for our first major twitter event.

    Ekaterina Volkova
    Head of PR-Department  of the State
    Museum of the History of Religion

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