Museums are awesome to visit, but what does it look like behind the scenes?
For one, there’s always that one visitor that needs to be reminded of the rules.
— Museo Imaginario (@museoimaginario) November 25, 2016
Sometimes you can get paranoid about writing the perfect label.
— Eliza Newland (@enewland) January 28, 2016
And you always want to slip something in there to see if they’re paying attention. What do you mean this is the wrong kind of Beetle?
— Ash Zemenick (@mtn_ash) January 9, 2016
You can’t have all the good stuff out on display.
Not currently on display. https://t.co/7gpOP0BWLw
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) August 26, 2016
That being said, even with objects you really DON’T know what you got ‘til it’s gone…
Apparently “it’s my favorite & I’ll die if I don’t see it everyday,” is not a compelling enough argument to get the registrar to decline. pic.twitter.com/tsXmjWVHY5
— WhenYouWorkAtAMuseum (@museum_life) January 31, 2017
Of course when it’s #MuseumSelfieDay but you work in the archives.
— Northwest Museum (@NorthwestMuseum) January 18, 2017
Or when you’re too busy dealing with “Other Duties As Assigned”.
I JUST WANT TO DO RESEARCH. IS THAT REALLY TOO MUCH TO ASK??? instead I clean toilets #museumproblems
— Corey Jane (@CoreyWannamaker) October 31, 2016
There are just some things you can’t explain to non-museum workers.
— osum-tetrapods (@OSUMtetrapods) August 2, 2016
Or other unique finds around the office.
— Kathryn M. Everson (@km_everson) January 21, 2016
Finally! You get stoked about having money to do a big project, but then realize you have to pull off a big project.
That time you won a grant and then realized you have to do what you said you would do… #museumproblems
— Melissa Houston (@musingmuseum) January 2, 2016
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