Once a year a special opportunity comes up in the Twitterverse, the opportunity to converse with the people behind the greatest museums and historical associations across the globe (in 140 characters or less of course).
This year Ask A Curator Day had over 1000 organisations register, with many more hopping on board during the day. From massive cornerstones like the British Museum down to niche museums like the Clara Barton Museum in Washington, D.C., Ask A Curator day was a frenzied back and forth in what would have to be one of the biggest Q & A’s in the world.
These are just some of the answers that grabbed my attention throughout the day. If you want to see more you can sift through the #AskACurator hashtag, or just wait as I’m sure there will be many more posts upcoming from other participants. I will also be posting some more lessons learned from Ask A Curator Day on Instagram over the next week, so keep a look out.
How do museums take accessibility into account, to ensure exhibitions are able to be experienced by all visitors?
How do social platforms and online technologies help in curating and teaching?
What are some of the challenges when it comes to getting museums and curators online.
And of course there were the frequent conversations about Indiana Jones.
And finally the important question, if Indiana Jones were real he would definitely participate in Ask A Curator Day.
Everyone should give big thanks to Mar Dixon for organising the event every year. It’s a great concept, great execution, and always a great day. In Australia we’re even luckier, because with timezones our Ask A Curator Day actually goes for about a day and a half 🙂