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Museum Selfie Day

Capture the beauty of artistry and history in a fun, personal way on Museum Selfie Day - a picture-perfect day for culture and creativity!
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January 17
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Get your cameras ready, art-lovers! Museum Selfie Day is coming up on January 17 and it's the perfect occasion to combine your love for culture and social media in a fun and creative way. This awesome global event first started in 2014 when museum enthusiasts decided to add a modern twist to their museum visits. Now you can be part of this cool tradition! Navigate through the splendid halls of your favorite museum, strike a pose and snap away. Not only will you create lasting memories, but you'll help bring artworks from all eras right into the digital age. It's time to explore, enjoy, and most importantly capture those unforgettable moments!

History of Museum Selfie Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1839</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Photographed Self-Portrait</div><div class='timeline-text'>Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself, marking the earliest known selfie or self-portrait in photographic history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Frontal Camera</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the release of the Sony Ericsson Z1010 mobile phone equipped with a front-facing camera, taking selfies became a lot easier and gained popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Instagram Launched</div><div class='timeline-text'>Instagram, a photo and video sharing social networking service, was launched, encouraging the trend of sharing selfies online.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Selfie" Added to Oxford Dictionary</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "Selfie" was named by the Oxford English Dictionary as the word of the year, making it officially recognized in the English language.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Museum Selfie Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Culture Themes, a Twitter-based project that creates monthly hashtags for museums, launched the first Museum Selfie Day in January 2014 to promote museum visitation in a fun, interactive way.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Museum Selfie Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Role-Play a Famous Art Piece</h3><p class='facts-text'>What better than bringing a piece of art to life for your selfie? Dress up as your favourite art depiction, strike the pose and capture a creative and fun selfie that interprets art in your unique way.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Embark on a Museum Hop</h3><p class='facts-text'>Turn Museum Selfie Day into an exciting adventure. Start at one museum and then move onto the next, capturing diverse backdrops and exhibits in your selfies. The diversity of your selfies will be a testament to the vast range of art and history that museums represent.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frame your Selfie</h3><p class='facts-text'>Be part of the exhibit by framing your selfie. Use an empty picture frame to encapsulate your pose against the backdrop of various exhibits, making you appear like a piece of the museum exhibition yourself!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a Museum Selfie Scavenger Hunt</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite friends or family members to participate in a museum selfie scavenger hunt. Create a list of items or exhibits that need to be included in the selfies, first one to complete the list wins!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Use Art-inspired Filters</h3><p class ='facts-text'>Many apps offer art-inspired filters that can make your selfies look like famous paintings or drawings. Use these for your museum selfies to add an artistic touch and show your appreciation for the art.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Museum Selfie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Interactive Experience</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Museum Selfie Day is all about exploring cultural heritage and art in a unique, interactive way. By recreating art pieces or staging fun selfies with different exhibits, we get to participate and engage more actively with the art, making our visit to the museum an exciting and personal experience!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Culture Meets Social Media</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Museum Selfie Day captures the meeting point between culture and social media. It's a day where we can share our love for museums and art with our online communities, utilizing social media platforms to showcase museum exhibits, promote public engagement with art, and spark dialogue about their significance.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Innovation and Creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The essence of Museum Selfie Day is innovation and creativity. Whether it's staging selfies that bring art pieces to life, framing oneself as part of an exhibit, or playing around with art-inspired filters, the day challenges us to think outside the box. It's a celebration of artistry and personal creativity as much as it's a celebration of the museums themselves.</p></div></div>

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