For those of you that haven’t “tasted it” yet, #askacurator, the wonderful initiative run by Mar Dixon that made its debut 7 years ago, allows users to ask questions to specific participant museums using the hashtag #AskaCurator on Twitter and now also on Instagram.
Undoubtedly, a great way to get closer and to explore the world inside a museum, a fantastique opportunity to learn more thanks to this special “access” to people who work in cultural venues and can unveil secrets, stories and more.
#Askacurator is a free initiative, open to everyone. This year, some of the participant countries are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippine, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Venezuela, Wales, West Africa, Yemen.
- If you want to know if your favourite museum is involved, just check the following complete list: #AskaCurator: Who to ask, where you’ll see the participant museum and the person/hashtag that will be available.
- How does it work? It is pretty simple. If you belong to a museum, let your followers know the time your curator will be available, so they can be ready to ask. And what about the topics?
We read on Mar Dixon’s blog: “Some people will use the hashtag to ask questions such as how to know what to collect, what skills are needed, what are the unknowns of being a curator etc. We also have a few #Askacurator people who have questions like ‘do you have a teddy bear in your collection’ or ‘what’s the funniest thing you heard in your museum’ etc.”
- If you are a participant/curious/art lover, it is pretty simple: just use the hashtag #AskaCurator and ask any questions you want to any participating museum you want, using the @MUSEUMNAME. You can also ask general questions so any museum can answer, using #AskaCurator.
Tomorrow is the date for this year Rendez-Vous. Get your questions ready and enjoy!