#AskACurator… You Might Get An Answer
In case you missed it, this past Wednesday, September 18th, was @AskACurator Day 2013 on Twitter. In 140 characters or less, all of your most pressing questions for museum curators may have been answered. With hundreds of museums participating, the amount of generally hard-to-get information shared was not only useful, but the openness was a bit surprising in some cases. There was an interesting conversation on virtual collections and whether they have the potential to make obsolete, or diminish, the museum experience; most of the responses were idealistic at best. Another Tweeter asked, “What is one risk you wish more museums would take?” Several responses showed the desire to open up the range of possibilities that exist not just for a museum’s permanent collection, but to the potential of the museum’s space. All in all, the Tweeted question and answer sesh was really interesting.
On a related note, Hyperallergenic posted their top picks for questions that were NOT, but SHOULD HAVE BEEN answered. See them all here: http://hyperallergic.com/84114/questions-we-wish-more-curators-answered-during-askacurator-day/