Have you ever been in a museum and wished that there were someone readily available to ask a question that popped into your head? Outside of school field trips you aren't likely to find a Museum Curator roaming around the gallery with visitors.
Enter Twitter, where tomorrow you will be able to ask those burning art or museum related questions that you've always been interested in. September 1st is 'Ask a Curator' day on Twitter. All you'll need to do is pose your question in 140 characters or less using the hashtag #askacurator. How easy is that?
When you visit the Ask a Curator site you'll be able to view a listing of the participating museums from across the globe. This allows you access from the comfort of your favorite Twitter client.
Personally, I think this is a great way to show someone the value & power of social media. The idea of this 'event' opens up world of museums to anyone who wants to participate. I applaud the efforts to make the museum experience more relevant. I don't think the days of 'Shhhh' or 'Quiet Please' are soon to be gone from your favorite museum. I do think it is great to see them joining the world of social.
I asked this question yesterday: