Today (the 20th of January, 2016) is Museum Selfie Day. My contribution is a selfie taken at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum in Queensland. I’ve been interning here since early January researching the Queensland/Australian connection between World War One and Antiquities. This photograph has absolutely no connection to what I’m working on but it’s a gladiator helmet and who doesn’t appreciate that. It is estimated to be from around 300-200 BC. It’s impossible to see in the photograph but there are two engravings of what look like wild boar on the front. Out of all the objects in the Antiquities Museum this has to be my favourite!
If you’re on twitter make sure you follow #museumselfie for some behind-the-scenes and front-of-house photos. Today provides a wonderful opportunity for museums around the world to promote themselves and the wonderful work they are doing. It’s also an opportunity for museum visitors to show their appreciation. Make sure you visit a museum today and, of course, have a happy #museumselfie day!