#MuseumSelfie Day – a look back

It was the camera-shutter-sound-they-insist-on-equipping-phones-with-now heard around the world. The indefatigable Museum Advocate Mar Dixon’s Museum Selfie Day  made a return yesterday, and that stats for the day speak for themselves. #MuseumSelfie @hashtracking 27000+ tweets 169,600,000+ impressions 13000+ contributors 57,600,000+ reach THANK YOU!! pic.twitter.com/5OyLQUwuLu — Mar (@MarDixon) January 22, 2015 With nearly 30 thousands tweets and…

Statue Selfies at the Louvre

A little while ago, I dropped in on the most visited art museum in the world: the Louvre. It was huge, it was packed, and it was a perfect place to indulge in my favourite museum hobby – snapping what-I-call Statue Selfies. So far I’ve played around with the museum-based selfie idea with statues taking…

What’s going on with the Parthenon Marbles?

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person asking this right now. When the British Museum announced their controversial decision to loan a piece of the Parthenon sculptures to the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, I’m certain I wasn’t alone in thinking “What the what?”. Yes, it was a generous gesture to an “almost twin”…

New Top Bod at the NPG

  This is an unusual post for me. Usually I write museums, with a focus on how I see them and little things that I find fascinating about them whether it be an object or something a bit more geeky like interpretation. Sometimes it’s just a good story, like amazing things thought lost that turn up…