Museums can have a bad rap of being stuffy and traditional, but we enjoy a good (or bad to be honest) joke every once in awhile! Museum professionals also deal with some interesting job-specific issues which can often create a new brand of humor. Here are some of our favorites!
When ARCS, the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists gives you, the member, your own accession number. Touché ARCS, touché.
— Kay Sunahara (@KaySunahara) February 16, 2017
When the Smithsonian responds to sass, with more sass.
Not currently on display. https://t.co/7gpOP0BWLw
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) August 26, 2016
When you just feel like seeing if visitors are even paying attention.
— Royal Sask Museum (@royalsaskmuseum) June 26, 2015
When the signage becomes quite literal.
— Mike Madeja (@mikedoesmuseums) November 24, 2014
When you start to appreciate the beauty in the mundane.
— Views from the U (@UofU_Views) November 19, 2013
When museum texts meet Better Book Titles.
#MuseumHumor my new favorite book title- Things Fall Apart: Museum Conservation in Practice.
— Robin Reeves (@robin_tweeets) April 23, 2013
And there’s always room for a strong pun-game:
— Buxton Museum (@BuxtonMuseum) March 9, 2017
— Hacker T Dog (@CBBC_Hacker) April 3, 2016
— Mayborn Museum (@MaybornMuseum) October 3, 2016