@ROMtoronto does #AskaCurator

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 21:55 , by Ryan Dodge
Ask A Curator
Below you will find a round up of the best tweets and interactions we had yesterday during the international tweet up called, "Ask a Curator." The day was a busy one and started even before I woke up with questions coming in as early as 5am EST. Throughout the day we answered questions ranging from "what are the major issues facing Canadian Museums?" to "is it better to gain experience or a degree to succeed in the field?" We had some fun questions like "which object in our collection is the smallest?", "which ones make us laugh?", and "which one we would like to have in our office?" There were also questions specific to collections: "how do we know dinosaurs had feathers?", and "what is amber made of'?" 
After it was all said and done after a little under 12 hours, our main twitter handle, @ROMtoronto sent out 76 tweets and was mentioned over 440 times with a reach of 4.3 million! To put that into perspective, our reach during the entire month of August, 2013 was 7.6 million and we were mentioned just over 1,500 times. 
We want to thank everyone who took the time to tweet questions to us and thanks to Mar Dixon who organized this year's event. It really took off, trending internationally for most of the day with over 26,000 tweets! Although Ask a Curator Day is over, you can ask us questions anytime on our social media accounts. Don't be shy! 
Please do let me know if you have any questions by getting in touch on twitter @wrdodger or by leaving a comment below. Don't forget to click through to the second page of the Storify to see the rest of the content.