Why not “Ask-a-Curator” today?!

September 18, 2013


If your read Museum Diary, chances are that you’re at least vaguely interested in museums. Then you might also be interested – if you haven’t heard about it already – in today’s Ask-a-Curator day.


Ask-a-Curator is basically a worldwide question and answer session, where interested members of the public can post questions to museum and gallery curators via Twitter. Of course, you can ask museums question via Twitter at any time, but what makes it special is that they’ll be answering in real time and that so many curators are taking part at once. There are over 500 museums signed up to take part this year.

The event, developed by UK based arts marketing agency Sumo, first took place in 2010 and returned in 2012 by popular demand. This year it is being organised by Mar Dixon of Culture Themes. There’s a list of all participating museums on her blog.

If you have a Twitter account (btw, you can find me there under @jennifuchs), you can ask any participating museum a question – just don’t forget to add the hashtag #askacurator. Or you can browse the hashtag to see what others are asking. Since it’s an International event, it will be going on all day. Last year, I was still sitting in bed tweeting along from Germany, when it was late afternoon in the USA and the museums there were still busy answering questions. If it’s your first Ask-a-Curator and you want to know a bit more about what it’s like, check out my summary from last year.

So, see you on Twitter today?!!

Image (c) Sumo UK



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