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#AskaCurator day – get your questions answered!

Ask a Curator day, photograph: Alamy

Today twitter will be inundated with people voicing questions and queries to gallery and museum curators.  Connecting experts in venues both large and small directly to people of the public, the public who help maintain these venues by attending exhibitions and events, #AskaCurator day invites both parties to ask the questions that they seek answers to – and all through the medium of twitter!

What is great about this is that there seems to be little chance for curators and the public to properly interact, and is a great means for those who don’t normally have access to particular museums or galleries to gain that insight they so long to have.

#AskaCurator day is open to absolutely everyone – museums, galleries, historic or cultural buildings, theatres – and the public can ask them anything they’re curious about or want more information on. There will be over 525 museums and galleries in around 34 countries taking place in this online event. Click here to see which venue and institution has signed up:

This is a fantastic opportunity, and even though you may not want to join in the participation, I would definitely suggest having a read at the various tweets that will be flying around the tweetosphere.

Technically it’s a 24-hour event, because there are so many different venues and institutions taking place from right around the world! All you need to do is tweet something using the hastag: #AskaCurator  along with your question.


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Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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