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Museums are ruling Twitter with the #MuseMeme hashtag

Museums from around the world got in on the fun.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:06 am CDT

The #MuseMeme hashtag as arrived to let everyone know that museums aren’t just for school field trips and second dates.

The trend seems to have started in the U.K. on Wednesday, but museums around the world began using the #MuseMeme hashtag, not only to show off their collections, but to give patrons a peek at life behind the scenes in the museum world.

The results are every bit as nerdy and wonderful as you might hope.

Museums not only used items from their own collections, but embraced some classic meme formats.

And, obviously, people weren’t going to let the museums have all the fun. It wasn’t long before everyone started getting in on #MuseMeme.

These memes are all amazing and hilarious, but the most amazing part is that there’s most likely a museum somewhere close to you with either cheap or free admission. You can see everything from 1,000-year-old statues to contemporary works of art by members of your own community.

For the love of god, just don’t touch anything, they hate that.

The #MuseMeme hashtag was a special one-day event, but don’t feel bad if you missed the fun. The next #MuseumSelfie day is January 17 and you have plenty of time left to prepare.

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2018, 1:07 pm CDT