If you work in a museum, or have been meaning to go and visit a musum (local or otherwise), now is your chance. Diary date January the 21st, as that is Museum Selfie Day and head along to a museum. #MuseumSelfie Day is a day when museum staff and visitors photograph themself at the museum and upload it to Twitter.
“Museum Selfie Day is a day in which many of the major museums of the world are encouraging their patrons not to actually look at the art, but to pose in front of it—then to share their oh-so-artful self portraits on Twitter with the hashtag #MuseumSelfie.”
“Each collection, each mission, each town/city/county/state/country is unique. What the public love about museums is their individuality so this is why are we trying to put a mass-market approach to solutions.
To be clear their definition of museum says that “the term Museum also also includes art galleries, national trust, estates, etc.”
I know other Twitter “Days” attract participation from organisations from around the globe, including many here in Australia. So let’s hope Aussie museum visitors and staff get on board with this one too.