The Ask a Curator Day is an international annual event happening today on Twitter: every culture enthusiast can ask questions or curiosities to museum curators and professionals through the #AskACurator hashtag, all day long. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in a lively conversation on fascinating topics with a cultural institution representative, thanks to social media.
Story and goals of this cultural event
Since 2013, the launch of the #AskACurator hashtag has allowed meaningful connections and across-the-board conversations between individuals and institutions made thus aware of the power of social media and, in particular, Twitter for the cultural field. The Ask a Curator Day is runned by Mar Dixon, a brilliant project coordinator dedicated to the promotion of culture made accessible to all. The goal of this cultural event is in fact to arouse the interest of a new informed community in every aspect of a collection, exhibition, daily life and behind-the-scene activity relating to cultural institutions like museums, galleries, theaters, etc. Mar Dixon explains some details and fun facts about the Ask a Curator Day here.
The outstanding extent of the event is encouraging: as for the third edition (2015), over one thousand cultural venues spread over fifty countries has joined the conversation. Moreover, the outcome is invaluable: the interactive connections triggered by the Ask A Curator Day can bring a wider and more interested audience to the cultural institutions initiatives and, on the other hand, can offer a deeper and more engaging cultural offer, tailored to the needs and curiosity of each potential visitor.
The museums of Rome taking part
Therefore, don’t miss the chance to directly ask your questions and interact with your favorite cultural institution. In Rome, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, the MAXXI and the museums belonging to the Musei in Comune civic network are joining the event today. Write your tweets including the #AskACurator hashtag and the mention to the chosen institution. You can also use one of the hashtags listed here to address your question to a specific museum belonging to the Musei in Comune. Otherwise, you can include one of the hashtags listed here to talk with a specific professional at the MAXXI.