Today is #MuseumSelfieDay.
So, of course, the Twitterverse is flooded with folks mugging beside art and statues and the sort. If you are visiting one of our many New England museums today, you can get involved by posting your photo on social media with the hashtag #MuseumSelfie. Folks are also using #MuseumSelfieDay.
The movement was started last year on January 21 by Mar Dixon at Culture Themes, a multinational group of museum professionals.“It was light-hearted and fun … and went like wildfire!’’ she wrote on the Culture Themes blog.
It looks like it’s catching on like wildfire again this year. Early this morning, Dixon posted a total of 43 million impressions and more than 6,500 museum selfie tweets worldwide. And the numbers are climbing.
Boston is doing its part to add to the numbers. Margaret Middleton, exhibit designer at the Boston Children’s Museum, couldn’t resist posting this selfie with what she calls the museum’s “famous poop display’’ in the bathroom:
Let’s take a look at 10 types of museum selfies floating around the Internet today:
The Life-Imitating-Art Selfie:
Lots of those.
The Art-Taking-a-Selfie Selfie:
The Feel-Good Family Selfie:
The I’m-Afraid-For-My-Life Selfie:
The Group Selfie:
The Snuggle-With-An-Animal Selfie:
The Goofy Selfie:
The Artistic Selfie:
The Outside Selfie:
The Hijacking-a-Hashtag Selfie:
Are you taking a museum selfie today? If so, from where? Follow @MuseumSelfieDay on Twitter to see more museum selfie fun.