Museum Selfie Day
January 11, 2023 at 3:44 PM
January 18, 2023 is Museum Selfie Day!
Museums are a great way to learn about history and art and are lots of fun for friends and families everywhere. Museum Selfie Day is a day about museums and selfies combined into a great cultural experience.
History of Museum Selfie Day
Museum Selfie Day combines history with the funny modern trend that is taking selfies. This campaign was created in 2015 by Mar Dixon, a project coordinator, and enthusiast of museums. She came up with the idea after visiting several museums with her daughter and thought of the idea as a way to showcase the people in the museums and the memories attached to it. Now, museums worldwide participate in the campaign on Twitter and Instagram, and it has become a part of the cultural phenomenon that is internet culture.
Although she doesn’t have an educational background in museum and art, she’s an advocate for it, so with Museum Selfie Day, it’s one of the recurring campaigns that allow people to be funny and creative with their selfie-taking skills. While it encourages others to have fun, it also emphasizes the importance of enjoying art, archaeology, science, photography, and other forms of art in a museum.
Some museums don’t allow photos to be taken, so please be sure to ask before taking photos inside.
Winnipeg has many museums! Our own Local 500 members are working hard at the following museums:
St. Boniface Museum
494 Tache Ave.
Historical Museum of S. James- Assiniboia
3180 Portage Ave.
141 Regent Ave. West
You can view a list of museums around the city and province by visiting Association of Manitoba Museums.