Museum Selfie Day - January 18
Wed, Jan 17, 2024

Museum Selfie Day

Museum Selfie Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to selfie shots taken at the museum. This is a great way to make a trip to the “repository of history” memorable for a long time.


The history of the holiday dates back to 2015, when activist Mar Dixon proposed to celebrate such a day. This thought visited her after several trips to different museums with her daughter. The purpose of the Museum Selfie Day is to make your trip to the museum as memorable as possible by taking memorable photos. In addition, selfies taken are often posted on social networks, tagging the museum. This approach allows you to attract the attention of a wider audience and inspire other people to visit the museum.

The Museum Selfie Day celebration is also aimed at developing creative skills in people. Each person can beat the photo in different ways. In this way, Mar Dixon was able to combine the art of photography with the atmosphere of the museum.

Interesting facts

  • It is known from historical sources that the first selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839. He pressed the shutter of the camera and stood in front of its lens for several minutes, waiting to be photographed.
  • Around 92 million selfies are taken every day around the world.
  • The word “selfie” entered the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.

How to celebrate

Get together at Museum Selfie Day with family or friends and take a tour of the museum. Take a couple of memorable selfies there. Be sure to tag the museum you visited on social media. Also on this day, you can learn more information about a museum and read interesting facts about selfies.

Share information about the holiday with other users on the Internet. Let more people know about Museum Selfie Day and take part in its celebration.

When is Museum Selfie Day celebrated in 2024?

Museum Selfie Day is observed on the third Wednesday in January each year.


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