These are trends captured along the way. If anyone has any other data we can add, please let me know.
I’ve managed to capture over 12K tweets from 8am-11:30pm UK Time (closer to 13K as I missed some).
08:00 @erikajoy fabulous Pinterest created from asking What makes object/artwork in your collection makes you laugh? already popular. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Ask A Curator, AskACurator, International, museums, Teens in Museums
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Still hesitating? Asking yourselves why and how? As a community manager, a head of the educational team, or simply as the member of an (obviously) great museum’s staff, there are plenty of reasons to take part in Ask a Curator on September 19th.
Claire Séguret, deputy manager of the Communication Department at Musée de Cluny (French national museum of Middle Ages), is giving you three.Tags: Art Gallery, Ask A Curator, AskACurator, International, museums
Here Ye! Here Ye! Roll up! Roll up! The World Famous Social media event Ask A Curator created by the UK based arts marketing agency, Sumo is coming back to Twitter. Mark your calendars and clear the day for this very popular event.
When is Ask a Curator?
It’s an all day event on September 19th.
What is Ask a Curator?
It’s a way to talk to curators and people who work in cultural venues you normally don’t have access to. You can ask anything that you’re curious about or want more information on. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: art galleries, Ask A Curator, AskACurator, Museum
September 8th, 2011Culture
Anyone who has read my website knows how passionate I am about Wolverhampton Art Gallery (see examples here and here) so having an opportunity to interview the curators was a real treat for me. Wolverhampton has the second biggest pop collection outside of London but also embraces local and social history in addition to Georgian and Victorian art. It’s a delicate balance to combine all of these under one roof but they have never disappointed.Tags: Ask A Curator, Culture, CultureThemes, Interview, Wolverhampton
August 17th, 2011Culture
If you never been to the Ikon Gallery, you’re missing a real treat. The building itself is a piece of art that never fails to fascinate. Originally built in 1878 for an infant school, it has had a few other responsibilities before its current (and hopefully permanent) position as home of the gallery. The artist journey begins as you walk in and see this very prominent but non-busy sign:
I met Director and Jonathan Watkins, a busy man who’s passion for Ikon was evident from the start along with Kate Self who is the essentially their Educational Officer (although it’s technically Ikon Youth Programme (IYP)).Tags: Ask A Curator, Culture, curator, Interview, museums
August 10th, 2011Culture
A few weeks ago, during one of my many Tweets about AskACurator one tweet led to another and I was soon making arrangements to go to Birmingham Art Gallery. After another few emails and tweets, it was narrowed down to me meeting the Fine Art’s Curator Victoria Osborne.
I was told that Victoria had a few questions ready for our meeting. Upon meeting Victoria, she also explained that she had read my blog on the French AskACurator (here, here and here). Victoria was clearly well prepared. But unfortunately for her, she soon found out I don’t really work that way.
We started with a few general questions which I was hoping led to the right Ask A Curator question – and I wasn’t disappointed. My journey with these interviews has been fascinating as each one is different so no template can be used.
Victoria has been at Birmingham Art Gallery for ten years. She is clearly very knowledgeable which was evident from our conversation. We agreed the best approach for this interview would be for Victoria to speak for herself as role of Fine Arts Curator, and not representing all of BMAG as their collections are numerous and diverse.Tags: Ask A Curator, Culture, curator, Interview, museums
Musee Guimet and Musee d’Art Moderne
Charlotte and Michael decided to have another trip up the Eiffel Tower which allowed me a morning to explore. I originally planned to head to Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris but along the way, I managed to find this quaint, very French market. There was something special about stumbling upon this very established market that made the event special. The market had very fresh food, along with traditional market-style items.
While wondering through,I noticed this fabulous building on the corner that clearly looked like a museum, so I headed in.
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Versailles and Musee de’ Cluny
We started off early as our first stop was to Versailles. However we made a stop on the way at Javel, where we walked over the bridge to take pictures of the Statute of Liberty as we have a very fond attachment to the monument, even more-so now after yesterday’s discussion on the topic at Musse des et Metire. I do feel that its unplanned stops along the way that really make a holiday personal.
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Musee d’Orsay & Muse des arts et metiers
Today we started off early to get to the Louve before attending an appointment at musee des de metires. The weather was shining brightly on us and we managed to take lots of gorgeous, typical tourist photos of both the external Louve and the Jardin des Tuileries. Then we went to queue for the Louve … except it was closed. Our initial disappointment and annoyance at not checking on that prior to leaving was soon squashed with the decision to go to Musee d’Orsay. And we were very pleased we did.
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