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A Good Idea: Ask A Curator Day

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Will Gompertz | 08:46 UK time, Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Ever walked around a museum or gallery and been baffled or intrigued by an exhibit, only to find your intellectual curiosity thwarted by the lack of an appropriately learned person to ask? If so, today is your day.

Ask A CuratorBecause today is Ask a Curator Day on Twitter (hashtag: #askacurator). The boffs have come out to play in 23 countries including the UK, the USA, Australia, Chile, Spain and Sri Lanka.

In the UK, you can quiz the brains behind the the shows at the British Museum, Fife Libraries and Museums, the Barbican, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Tate and the BFI - or for more specialist tastes, there's the National Football Museum or the National Space Centre (yes we do).

Ask a Curator is devised by Museum Marketing, a blog seeking to connect audiences and museums via technology. In February it ran the successful initiative, Follow A Museum.

It's a good idea.


  • Comment number 1.

    Agree, it's an excellent idea that is giving an opportunity for people to ask any questions about museums they may have and for museums to reach a more personal dialogue with our audiences.
    It's great to read the questions people are asking to museums worldwide and it will be interesting to analyze them in depth after #askacurator is finished.
    Conxa Rodà, @innova2


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