Museum Selfie Day is on January 19, 2022! 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. Museums, archaic by nature, have always moved slowly to adopt new rules. Their “no photography” signs were implemented to discourage flash pictures, which degrade the quality of conserved works. But in today’s world of high-sensitivity smartphone cameras, many more museums are relaxing their rules on photography in an effort to encourage more engagement with the public. Museum Selfie Day on January 19 is the perfect opportunity for people to get creative.
UA Museums invites you to visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Gorgas House Museum, the Paul W. Bryant Museum, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, or Moundville Archaeological Park and take a selfie (either inside or outside the museum)! Tag UA Museums (@uamuseums on Facebook and Twitter or @ua_museums on Instagram) in your photos and use #UAMuseums.
We’d love to see your selfie!