[EDIT TO UPDATE FOR 2016]
This post has been re-purposed from another one created in 2014
#MuseumSelfie day is on January 20, 2015
Twitter: @MuseumsSelfie Day
See CultureThemes write up: It’s back! #MuseumSelfie Day on January 20th @MuseumSelfieDay official account
Objective: A day to share selfies either in museums or around museums. These can be on the day or ones from previous visits. This is a FUN DAY to encourage people to visit museums and participate a bit with art or collections.
On January 20, CultureThemes is running #Museumselfie. I’ve been asked what it is all about so thought I’d explain the background a bit (borrowed from previous post in 2014/15):
I’m a Cultural Snatcher – I can’t help it! I take after my mom who is never without a camera (remember Kodak Disc? I do.). When I visit and explore a museum, I love sharing what I’m seeing. While I’m not a huge fan of taking pictures of myself, I can see why people like a good old selfie.
CultureThemes is a monthly hashtag I help create on Twitter. The idea behind CultureThemes is to have a positive event once a month on Twitter to highlight the fun and ‘unstuffiness’ of museums/culture. Previous tags included: #WhyILoveMuseums, #MusSocks, #MusMovember, #AskACurator day and more. We’re also behind @52Museums which you should check out if you haven’t heard about it.
The idea is simple, people around the world have been asked to take selfies at museums for the past month and they will share on Twitter/Instagram using #MuseumSelfie on January 20th. The pictures could be current or from previous trips. Tag the museum if you remember!
So if you’re visiting a museum this weekend, make sure you take a #MuseumSelfie and share with @CultureThemes this Wednesday!