Museum Selfie Day
Museum Selfie Day is held on January 17. Held on the third Wednesday of January. This event in the second decade of the month January is annual. Help us
Museum Selfie Day on the third Wednesday in January invites the general public to go to a museum and take a selfie. The day promotes awareness of great collections of work stored in museums. Museum Selfie Day combines the ancient history of the world with the modern trend of taking selfies.
Started by London blogger Mar Dixon, the Museum Selfie Day trend has gone worldwide and spawned a plethora of creative posts on social media ever since. Mar Dixon, a project coordinator and enthusiast of museums, came up with the idea in 2015 after visiting several museums with her daughter.
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