Museum Selfie Day

Museum Selfie Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateJanuary 18, 2023
2024 DateJanuary 17, 2024
Museum Selfie Day

Museum Selfie Day History

Museum Selfie Day celebrates the selfies taken at museums. Mar Dixon created the hashtag, Museum Selfie Day, while he was visiting a museum in Paris with his daughter. The idea behind this observance is not just about taking a picture of the art, but it is also a reminder of that moment, and all the experiences that occurred throughout the visit. Museum Selfie Day is observed annually on January 21st.

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Museum Selfie Day Facts

  • The Oxford English Dictionary describes the selfie as, a photograph that one has taken of oneself, especially one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. There is debate as to what the first selfie was, but by Oxford’s definition the first instance was in 2002 when Australian Nathan Hope posted a picture of himself on an online forum using the term selfie.
  • As of 2021, museums support more than 726,000 jobs in America.
  • Museums are an educational asset for communities. According to a 2017 American Alliance of Museums survey, 97% of people believed that museums were an important part of their community.
  • The most visited museum in the world in 2021 was the Louvre in Paris, France. It had an estimated 9.6 million guests.

Museum Selfie Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • There are an estimated 35,000 museums in the U.S. Find one that piques your interest and give it a visit. Remember to snap an awesome selfie while you’re there.
  • Take a look at these documentaries about museums.
  • Browse through your selfies as a trip down memory lane. Experience nostalgia as you encounter photos from different places and times. You could even plan a trip to a place you really enjoyed.

Museum Selfie Day References and Related Sites

CNN: Museum Selfie Day
www.aam-us.org: Facts about Museums

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