It's #museumselfie day!

January 22 2014

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Regular readers will know that AHN is an advocate of allowing photography in museums. So what a good idea #museumselfie day is. And today is the day!

To get you in the mood, I'm offering a prize for the best museum selfie - a box set of Kenneth Clark's great TV series 'Civilisation'. You can either send your selfie in directly, or via Twitter. Good luck! More examples here on Tumblr.

Update - On Twitter, the National Gallery in London is getting in on the act, even though it doesn't allow photography! So you have to take one outside.

Special bonus points to anyone who can send one from inside...

Update II - my offer of a donation to the National Gallery if they allow photos still stands...

Update III - the Telegraph has a collection of today's museum selfies here.

Update IV - reader Simone Rein sends in the below gem, from the Met:

Update V - I also liked this one posted by the V&A:

Update VI - artist John Shakespeare sent me this painting of his:

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