Have you ever taken part in a life drawing class using an iPad? Or tried to reproduce the Mona Lisa on a tablet screen with your finger? How about creating your museum selfie with more than just a camera? No, you haven’t done any of these things? Then #imt16 is your chance! The #PaintMuseum initiative is aimed at all museums and this year it is especially aimed at the educational staff in museums, museum visitors and all imaginative individuals, creative dabblers and amateur artists.
On International Museum Day (#imt16) we’re calling on all of you to digitally capture your favourite museum objects, to sketch everyday life at the museum, to create quick paintings of colleagues working behind the scenes or to round off your visit to the museum with a small creative act instead of the usual coffee.Your digital works of art can then be shared, tweeted and communicated internationally via smartphones and tablets. If you’d prefer to use pencil and paper and then photograph your artwork afterwards, you’re also welcome to send us your creations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re celebrating 2016 with a dash of humour and a quick look at the creative possibilities offered by technology.
The goal of International Museum Day is to draw attention to the broad spectrum of work done by museums and the diversity of topics covered.International Museum Day was established by ICOM International in 1977. It is an opportunity for museums and their employees around the world to join forces and raise awareness of the importance of their work in the development of cultural life and society.
22 May is International Museum Day (Germany)
Videos about the initiative: