Ask a Curator Day

Is there a question you’d always wanted to ask a curator of the Science Museum, but never had the chance to ask before? Maybe what’s your favourite object? What’s the most famous object in your collection? Or why do you like working at the museum?

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Well, tomorrow is your chance to ask those burning questions, because it’s Ask a Curator Day – a worldwide Q&A session which lets you put questions to museums around the world, and the Science Museum in London is taking part!

A crack team of Science Museum curators and other staff members will be standing by online to answer you – so start thinking of your questions now.

All you have to do is send your questions to us via Twitter using the #askacurator hashtag. Anyone can follow the questions using the hashtag, and we’ll be sharing the best questions (and answers) throughout the day.

We’ll do our best to answer your questions, although some might take us a little while and we can’t guarantee to answer every single one. Particularly insightful questions that we want to answer at length may well become the basis of a future blog post, like these two posts from David Rooney, our Transport Curator, on how we got the planes in our collection into the Flight Gallery on the third floor!

2 thoughts on “Ask a Curator Day

  1. Pingback: @MarDixon » Blog Archive » #AskACurator Live Blog

  2. Dr Kev Hilton

    It would seem I’ve missed my chance to email a Curator a question, but my question would have been:

    ‘In the practice of Curation is there an accepted approach to engaging the viewer with a narrative, through artefact display, that is generally successful in creating an ‘ah-ha’ moment of insight about the intellectual achievement involved?’

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