Yesterday was #AskACurator day on Twitter, an annual event in which museums from all over the world take to Twitter to answer questions tweeted into them. Some of them are about collections, about their careers, or more philosophical. I’ve been really enjoying this year’s event because it seems to me to be evidence that “transparency” isn’t just a buzzword in this industry which, especially financially, struggles with ethical concerns. This event seems to be encouraging actual interaction between curators and the public (and future curators!) which is great news.
So, here are some of my favorite tweets:
I didn’t personally ask any questions, but I think I have a few that I’ll be asking next year.
What questions would you like to ask museum curators?