Museum Trends: Having Fun with the Museum Dance Off 2017

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Screenshot of the Chrysler Museum of Art’s 2017 Submission. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPbn6DWZ7EU

This month brings the Fourth Annual Museum Dance Off, an international competition where any gallery library, archive, or museum can submit a video of staff dancing to music in their workplace to win.

The dance-off is run out of Baltimore, Maryland, by WhenYouWorkAtAMuseum.com, a Tumblr account launched by museum worker Maggie G., who originally created the blog as a joke. The Indiana State Museum sent Maggie a video of staff members dancing, and she posted it because it made her smile. Other museums began to send her videos, and she decided to start an international dance-off contest. Dozens of museums from around the globe submit videos each year.

For more information, and to watch submissions from 2016, please visit: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/12/cant-touch-this-third-annual-museum-dance-off-reaches-thrilling-finale

To watch previews from this year, please visit: http://www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com

Amy Shirer ’18

 

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