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Ask a curator your burning art questions on Twitter

Ever wonder what kind of challenges crop up when installing conceptual art? Or how to secure loans from far flung collections? Or what the weirdest artist’s request might be? On 1 September, your questions could be answered if you take part in the first ever “Ask a Curator Day” on social networking platform Twitter. The event is organised by museum marketing specialist Jim Richardson, who previously launched the popular “Follow A Museum Day” on Twitter in February to boost the public’s appreciation of arts and cultural institutions using the site. Over 300 curators from museums around the world will be available for one on one Q+A’s, or you can post a general question using the tag “#askacurator” and a participating curator will reply. For more info and a list of museums taking part visit

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1 Sep 10
21:34 CET


The Norton Museum of Art participated and really enjoyed all of the engaging, and sometimes strange, questions people asked! Its nice for all of us to know what people wonder about Museums and their curators. Too bad about the interruption caused by spammers, but it did lead to some good press! :-) Let's try it again soon! Thanks - Lexi Davis, PR Manager, Norton Museum of Art,

1 Sep 10
21:2 CET


In response to your twitter question, three curators at the Newark Museum participated in #askacurator day today, including, Beth Venn, Senior Curator of American Art and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Mary Kate O'Hare, Associate Curator of American Art, and Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of Asian Collection. They received multiple questions ranging from technology, favorite works in our collection, visitor surveys, challenges of being a curator, emerging artists submitting work, and social media. #askacurator became a trending topic, but was thwarted with spammers. Luckily the event moved to #askacurators. This was an engaging event! Kudos to the organizers from Sincerely, Allison McCartney Public Relations Manager Newark Museum

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