By all accounts, Ask A Curator day was a huge success. On a personal level, I asked around 15 questions (scheduled into Hootsuite the night before so I wasn’t distracted from work) and received a good number of responses. The thrill of curators and their museums tweeting back never gets old. On what other day of the year do you get to interact with museums from all around the world (Catalonia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Spain to name just a few)?
That leads me onto one of the questions I asked: “Would you be up for engaging with #askacurator for an hour every day?”
Imagine that – museums and their staff being *social* all year round. That would be brilliant. Some of the other tweets that stirred impassioned debate included:
“Why do museums close just as most people are finishing work? #askacurator”
“Should museums be free? #askacurator”
“Do museums exist merely to interpret the past or also to change the present? #askacurator”
I have Storified my #askacurator tweets for posterity.
All in all, it was a great day and you can, as ever, read much more on Mar Dixon‘s website.