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By Susannah Shute on

Ask A Curator Day

Is there a burning question that you’d like to ask a curator? Maybe what’s your favourite object? What’s the tiniest object in your collection? How do you go to the loo in space?

Early Space Shuttle ejection escape suit, 1979.
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Well now’s your chance, because 1 September is ‘Ask a Curator Day’ – a unique worldwide Q&A session which lets you put questions to museums.

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A crack team of Science Museum curators and other staff members will be standing by – so start thinking now.

All you have to do is tweet your question on Twitter using the #askacurator hashtag. If you don’t have a Twitter account, or your question just won’t fit into 140 characters you can also leave it as a comment below.

We’ll either tweet the answers or reply to your comments on this post. Particularly juicy questions that we want to answer at length might become the basis of future posts.

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.

Check out the two responses that our Transport Curator David made to this question that we were asked on Twitter: How did you get the planes into the Flight Gallery?

We’ve been setting the agenda on this blog for too long now – it’s over to you!