Ask our curator anything! Join in #askacurator day at Garstang Museum

Posted on: 12 September 2016 by Lisa in 2016 posts

Two curators examining a mummy
Curator Gina Criscenzo Laycock and Curatorial Assistant Dan Potter, with the 'Garstang Mmmmy'.

‌If you've ever wondered why cats ended up as mummies in ancient Egypt or what it takes to become a museum curator - then this week is your chance to ask a curator for yourself.

#askacurator day is on Wednesday 14 September and our curator at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Gina Criscenzo Laycock, will be throwing herself into the discussions, over on Twitter.

You can put any question you like to Gina throughout the day (9am-5pm GMT), using #askacurator and tagging @garstangmuseum - and Gina will get back to you with her answers, in 140 characters or less!

This international Twitter event gets people talking about museums, the objects in the collections and the people who curate them, so it's a great opportunity to find out what goes on behind the scenes.

In previous years the team of curators have been asked some weird and wonderful questions so they're more than ready to answer whatever you have in mind. You never know, it might just inspire you to become a curator yourself?

The Garstang museum is not only a fascinating place to visit in its own right, it's also an enviable resource for any students studying archaeology or egyptology at the university.

If you're coming along to our open day on Saturday 24 September, then don't forget to drop in, take a look around and meet the staff to find out more about the museum.‌ Throughout the year you can visit the museum on Wednesdays, 10am-4pm.

 Question bubbles with #askacurator questions