Returning for its eighth year, #MuseumSelfieDay has gained customarily high traction on Twitter despite limitations caused by the pandemic.

Rather than sharing pictures taken on the day, many participants have unearthed some classics from past years to spread optimism across the sector.

2021 highlights

A timeless classic capable of causing a global pun-demic.

Not only is this cluster of selfies an aesthetic delight, V&A Dundee’s digital content editor has Russelled up a mini quiz!

When most of the nation are working in their pyjamas, Shaun is a shining beacon of apparel excellence.

We always love a peek behind the scenes at a new site. A big year awaits for Derby’s Museum of Making!

Sun, smiles and simpler times. Loving your work, Jamie.

The best advice for Museum Selfie Day is not to overthink things, just wing it.

Forget toilet rolls and pasta, Craig has been stockpiling top notch museum selfies.

The mask alone is enough to see Carys included. Excellent work.

Making object photography – while social distancing – look an absolute hoot. Bravo, Norfolk Museums team.

Throwback to an average day in the office for Chloe…

Wake me up before you… Gogo Formation Fish.

This right here is the true selfie spirit in action. Dr Gelsthorpe, we salute you!

Despite Liz flexing the rules slightly, could a selfie more aptly sum up lockdown emotions?

Perhaps I spoke too soon…

This has to be the most lockdown selfie of the day from the Colchester Museums crew.

National Museums Scotland has truly spoilt us here. Achieving the seldom seen sub-shark selfie. Superb!

The perfect photobomb?

The socially distanced team selfie is an art form in itself. These two are prime examples of the style.

Safety seamlessly meets storage in this spectacular selfie.

Joyous work, Tilly.

Now, let’s talk Turkey.

Hat’s all folks!

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