Today sees the return of the most appropriate day of the year to take a selfie in a museum, even if Antony Gormley disagrees. The artist is quoted as saying it’s “absolutely legitimate” to ban mobile devices in exhibitions after their excessive usage “totally wrecked” the experience of his show at the Royal Academy.
This quote comes from a Daily Mail article today (sorry). They haven’t shared the story in relation to #MuseumSelfie Day though. Amateurs!
Celebrating its seventh year, Museum Selfie Day is now a permanent fixture on the sector’s calendar. Its success is due in no small part to the work and ingenuity of its founder, Mar Dixon. In response to the campaign’s runaway success, she told Advisor: “I guess I’m most surprised that after all these years the hashtag is still going strong internationally across so many platforms.”
Dr Miranda Garrett has truly achieved the gold standard of selfies.
— Dr Miranda Garrett (@Miranda19c) January 15, 2020
This is truly a corker from James Akers. The Science + Industry Museum is way more fun than Erin’s face suggests, we promise!
— James Akers (@JamesAkers) January 15, 2020
India has certainly ended the idea that Museum Selfie Day is armless fun.
— India Divers (@indiadivers) January 15, 2020
Top selfie from Vicky, eclipsed only by the photo-bombing skills of Josh. What a duo.
— Vicky Pearce (@vicky_pearce) January 15, 2020
GHT Southampton is the perfect place to take a museum selfie during a flying visit.
Making the most of #MuseumSelfie day with one of our most loyal customers! Come along and show us your best #southamptonselfie. The tower roof has the perfect lighting #MuseumSelfieDay #museumselfieday2020 #GHT pic.twitter.com/dtoSl2pPpd
— GHT Southampton (@ght_soton) January 15, 2020
Far too few statues retain their original cat ears. Alicia doing a great job of digital restoration at Norwich Castle today.
Development Assistant Alicia's submissions for #MuseumSelfie Day were all too good and we couldn't pick just one, so here's a selection of our favourites. All in a day's work at @NorfolkMuseums! pic.twitter.com/4sTZDIXLEm
— Norwich Castle (@NorwichCastle) January 15, 2020
This is the first Museum Selfie Day on which a picture with a big sparkly tampon has been possible. Excellent work from Jessica at the Vagina Museum!
Just me and a very sparkly tampon. I was super pumped to visit the @vagina_museum for the first time this weekend so it’s definitely got to be my addition to #MuseumSelfieDay #MuseumSelfie pic.twitter.com/pbrqswW6tx
— Jessica Rayner (@jessicarayner) January 15, 2020
Zoë, have you done something different with your hair?
— Zoë Crew (@zediixx) January 15, 2020
The Ashmolean team have taken this thing to a whole new level.
— Ashmolean Museum (@AshmoleanMuseum) January 15, 2020
Oh deer! With the combination of backdrop, item and winning smiles this selfie has it all.
— ManxNationalHeritage (@manxheritage) January 15, 2020
“Even if this isn’t strictly a selfie, this is what today is all about: I had never come across the National Cowboy Museum before, but there’s no chance I’ll forget it now!”
Happy #MuseumSelfieDay! Today is a day for people to get creative with museum art and artifacts such as Cowboy Mike, who's posing as LeRoy Neiman's "Kirk Douglas!" Stop by the Museum today and show us what you can create by tagging your #museumselfie using #mywest! pic.twitter.com/MTPkbTAo5N
— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) January 15, 2020
Sara, Media Manager
“I have a deep, heartfelt affection for puffer fish. Jade’s selfie made me lol. Why the puff not?”
— Jade Hailes (@mummy_brown__) January 15, 2020
Kelly, Media Sales Executive
“I like that this highlights the fact you don’t have to be present in a museum to view their collections and to get involved, which is the way in which museums are also moving forward.”
So it's #MuseumSelfieDay and you have no time to go to a museum?😱
Good news! @Europeanaeu gives access to the content🖼️from over 3,5K #CulturalHeritage institutions across Europe🤓 So visit👉https://t.co/lnm235w1wn, find your favourite artwork & get creative!🤳#MuseumSelfie pic.twitter.com/CKbVa8bUH9
— Europeana (@Europeanaeu) January 15, 2020
Felicity, Sales Manager
“I like a good walrus and love Lego. What could be better?”
— Dr Vicky Donnellan (@VickyDonnellan) January 15, 2020
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