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.
A timeless classic capable of causing a global pun-demic.
— Josh Luke Davis 🏳️🌈 (@JoshLukeDavis) January 20, 2021
Not only is this cluster of selfies an aesthetic delight, V&A Dundee’s digital content editor has Russelled up a mini quiz!
Aw for bittersweet #MuseumSelfieDay here's a wee ode to museums and travel, neither of which I've done in a year 💔
Can you guess the four museums/cities? pic.twitter.com/tJ1qR3a7aj
— Russell Dornan (@RussellDornan) January 20, 2021
When most of the nation are working in their pyjamas, Shaun is a shining beacon of apparel excellence.
The big day has arrived… of course it’s #MuseumSelfieDay! 🤳
— The Tower of London (@TowerOfLondon) January 20, 2021
We always love a peek behind the scenes at a new site. A big year awaits for Derby’s Museum of Making!
— Hannah Fox (@hannahfox) January 20, 2021
Sun, smiles and simpler times. Loving your work, Jamie.
A simpler time… 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ALkYml1Lqz
— Jamie ⚡ (@okayjamie) January 20, 2021
The best advice for Museum Selfie Day is not to overthink things, just wing it.
— Dr Alex Bond 🏳️🌈🇨🇦🐧 (@TheLabAndField) January 20, 2021
Forget toilet rolls and pasta, Craig has been stockpiling top notch museum selfies.
My #MuseumSelfieDay contribution is a selection of Museum Selfie Days past… including internationally (which seems a very novel thought these days). Ping: @MigrationMuseum @SerpentineUK @Fashion_Museum @NatMotorMuseum pic.twitter.com/O5uGZoHJl6
— Craig Middleton (@_museumguy) January 20, 2021
The mask alone is enough to see Carys included. Excellent work.
— Carys Williams 🐶🏳️🌈 (@CarysLouisa) January 20, 2021
Making object photography – while social distancing – look an absolute hoot. Bravo, Norfolk Museums team.
It's #MuseumSelfieDay! Although we can't go into our museum at the moment, we were lucky enough to do some object photography back in December along with three trainees from this year's @NorfolkMuseums cohort. They were very excited to finally set foot inside the museum! pic.twitter.com/66944BWupP
— Strangers' Hall (@StrangersHall) January 20, 2021
Throwback to an average day in the office for Chloe…
Definitely my favourite #museumselfie as it reminds me of the excitement of a #school visit. Emails @9:30am but the rebellion starting @10:30am! Cannot wait to get back delivering the @Royal_Armouries #OUTSTANDING #learning programme #warcriesattheready #museumselfieday pic.twitter.com/Amo0472kMe
— Chloe Coleman (@ChloeMColeman) January 20, 2021
Wake me up before you… Gogo Formation Fish.
Breaking my extended period of absence from Twitter… my contribution to #MuseumSelfieDay
Hangin’ out with the extended family 😉 in the EdCC Earth Science Museum pic.twitter.com/8FkzCZvibv
— Dr Kailah Thorn (@kailah_thorn) January 20, 2021
This right here is the true selfie spirit in action. Dr Gelsthorpe, we salute you!
— Dr David Gelsthorpe (@paleomanchester) January 20, 2021
Despite Liz flexing the rules slightly, could a selfie more aptly sum up lockdown emotions?
hoping this submission for #MuseumSelfieDay will cheer you up as much as it destroys any sense of my own dignity and gravitas
— Liz Hide 💙 (@TheMuseumOfLiz) January 20, 2021
Perhaps I spoke too soon…
This has to be the most lockdown selfie of the day from the Colchester Museums crew.
— Colchester Museums (@ColMuseums) January 20, 2021
National Museums Scotland has truly spoilt us here. Achieving the seldom seen sub-shark selfie. Superb!
Happy #MuseumSelfieDay from our Collections Care team! 🤳
Although our museums are closed, we are still checking in on our galleries on a regular basis. Find out how we're caring for our collections in lockdown
— National Museums Scotland (@NtlMuseumsScot) January 20, 2021
The perfect photobomb?
— The Workhouse (@NTWorkhouse) January 20, 2021
The socially distanced team selfie is an art form in itself. These two are prime examples of the style.
— Museum of Homelessness (@our_MoH) January 20, 2021
This #MuseumSelfieDay we throwing it back to our first day of reopening in the summer- #SociallyDistancedSelfie Can’t wait to welcome you all back to the Caves when it’s safe. pic.twitter.com/LRgKcqiVoq
— Margate Caves (@MargateCaves) January 20, 2021
Safety seamlessly meets storage in this spectacular selfie.
— Hennie Thomson 🌱 (@calculating_cat) January 20, 2021
Joyous work, Tilly.
Museum Selfie Day 2021 has been a lovely trip down memory lane – here are some of my favourite humans and museum moments from the last couple of years. Lots from @scigallerymel and @footscrayarts 💙🧡#MuseumSelfieDay #MuseumSelfieDay2021 pic.twitter.com/Bgm7QRxLr1
— Tilly Boleyn (@Tillsify) January 20, 2021
Now, let’s talk Turkey.
But first, let me take a selfie! 📸
Today is #MuseumSelfieDay 🥳 Do you have any self-portraits that you took in Turkish museums? Tweet us your pictures and let’s reminisce together! 😍
— Turkish Museums (@TurkishMuseums) January 20, 2021
Hat’s all folks!
A throwback to our exhibition on the centenary of female Met officers in 2019 for #MuseumSelfieDay, starring the Simone Mirman hat introduced as part of the Norman Hartnell uniform in 1968 (oh, and our Curatorial Assistant @museumsmith). pic.twitter.com/15cTodKXpF
— Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre & Crime Museum (@MPSHeritage) January 20, 2021