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Ask a Curator Day 2014 Recap

Screenshot of the Milwaukee Art Museum Twitter page, @MilwaukeeArt
Screenshot of the Milwaukee Art Museum Twitter page, @MilwaukeeArt
Back in September, the Milwaukee Art Museum participated in International Ask a Curator Day, an online initiative started in 2010 in the UK. The idea? Use social media to open up conversations between visitors and museum staff. This year’s Ask a Curator Day saw an astounding 721 museums from 43 different countries answering visitor questions pretty much around the clock.

Of course, we museum staff do this every day on site and online, but we love that Ask a Curator Day gives us the chance to reach a huge virtual audience from all around the world. After the jump, you’ll find some highlights from our Twitter feed on Ask a Curator Day. Thanks to everyone who tweeted us!

Remember that you can ask our curators questions any day–tweet us, say hello on Facebook, or stop by in person. And we love Ask a Curator so much that we’ve even got an analogue version in our Kohl’s Education Center Lab: Museum Inside Out, on view through November 2.

Big thanks to the tireless Mar Dixon for spearheading Ask a Curator Day internationally, and of course thanks to our equally tireless PR Manager, Kristin Settle, and curatorial team here at the Museum for answering questions. We can’t wait for next year!

Chelsea Emelie Kelly is the Museum’s Manager of Digital Learning. In addition to working on educational technology initiatives like the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab or this very blog, she oversees and teaches teen programs. Say hello on Twitter @MAM_Chelsea.

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