What do you call a group of curators? Answers from #AskACurator 2016

Ask A Curator logo 2016.

Ask A Curator logo 2016.

What do you call a group of Curators? #AskACurator 2016

Thank you for your questions for this year’s #AskACurator. Many of your questions centred on the topics of curatorial practice in a changing world as well as the personal experience of being a curator. In discussing the answers, our curators reflected that they each approach their job in unique ways: the exhibition specialist, the art history major, the maritime archaeologist, the historian and seeking a way to connect with Indigenous communities.

We began our #AskACurator round table with a quib asking what does one call a group of curators? A gaggle. A curiosity of curators. An exhibition of curators.

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Climb inside the head of a museum curator: #AskACurator 2016

Ask A Curator logo 2016.

This Wednesday, 14 September, we’re participating in International #AskACurator Day on Twitter and Facebook. It’s an opportunity to ask our curators about anything that you are curious about or would like more information on. Our curatorial team will be on standby to answer your curliest questions about our collections, exhibitions and programs. Simply ask your question using the hashtag #AskACurator and mention @ANMMuseum in your tweet or leave the question on our Facebook post.

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Artefacts as windows to the past: Answers from #AskAnArchaeologist

Archaeology on the Great Barrier Reef. Image: ANMM.

Archaeology on the Great Barrier Reef. Image: ANMM.

In the spirit of National Archaeology Week 2016 we took the opportunity to open the floor to you, our audience and community, with the hashtag #AskAnArchaeologist. This was a chance for you to ask your questions about all things archaeology and maritime heritage to our team.

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ANMM ♥ ‘Ask A Curator Day’ on Twitter

International ‘Ask a Curator Day’ was yesterday, and we were delighted with the response from interested Tweeters all over the world.

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From the Ask A Curator website:

‘Ask a Curator Day’ on September 1st 2010 will open the door to experts with a unique worldwide question and answer session which will let interested members of the public put questions to museum and gallery curators.

All the Q&A action took place on Twitter, where questions were fired from curious individuals from all corners of the globe.

Here’s a sample of some of the curly questions posed to us:

It was an interesting challenge for our curators to keep their answers under the 140-character limit for Twitter, and it was fun to see how other museums tackled the activity.

We were excited to be in such company as TATE, British Museum, Guggenheim Museum and The Smithsonian.

To join us on Twitter, and to see how our curators managed to answer these tricky questions, visit twitter.com/ANMMuseum.