The international flash mob "Museum Selfie Day" will take place on January 19, 2022, the action is distributed at the museum of the basic network of cultural institutions of Poltava, namely:
✅ Poltava Battlefield State Historical and Cultural Reserve;
✅ Poltava Art Museum (art gallery) named after M. Yaroshenko;
✅ Ivan Kotliarevskyi Literary Memorial Museum and its branch Museum-Estate of Ivan Kotliarevskyi;
✅ Volodymyr Korolenko Literary-memorial museum;
✅ Panas Mirnyi Literary Memorial Museum.
On the day of the action - admission to museums is free provided you have a COVID-certificate or a negative PCR test.
The authors of the best photos will be awarded with encouraging gifts from Poltava Tourist.
Reference: The international action "Museum Selfie Day" (MUSEUMSELFIEDAY) was launched in 2014 by British culturologist and art critic Mar Dixon.
The action is held annually on the third Wednesday of January. The purpose of the event is informational and promotional support of museum institutions and museum collections. Museum Selfie Day is that anyone can take a photo on any mobile device (smartphone / tablet) in the background or next to the museum exhibit and post the photo on their page on social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with the hashtag #museumselfieday # MSDPoltava2022.
The promotion has two caveats:
- It is strictly forbidden to use the flash when taking photos, because it harms museum rarities;
- a selfie taken in a museum cannot be used as a tool of political agitation or confrontation.