On Wednesday, 18th September 2013, "Ask-a-Curator" day will take place for the third time, on the social media channel Twitter. Ask-a-Curator is a Q&A day, where curators from all around the world are on call to answer questions live on Twitter. Last year around 600 museums took part in the event.
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are taking part for the second time in 2013, represented this year by eight curators from six of the organisation's museums and collections. Since it is an international event, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will be "tweeting" and answering questions both in German and in English. This is the programme for the day:
9am-11am (GMT +2): Dr. Karsten Dahmen (*KD) from the Münzkabinett (Numismatic Collection) - Focus: Numismatics from 600 BC until today
9am-11am (GMT +2): Vera Heinrich (*VH) from the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Culture) on the exhibition "I'm not afraid of anything!" Portraits of Young Europeans
11am-1pm (GMT +2): Prof. Dr. Moritz Wullen (*MW), Director of the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library)
11am-1pm (GMT +2): Ricarda Kopal (*RC)from the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) - Focus: Ethnomusicology
1pm - 3pm (GMT +2): Dr. Dagmar Korbacher (*DK) from the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) - Focus: Italian and French art before 1800. Also art on paper, drawings and prints in general.
2pm-4pm (GMT +2): Dr. Jane Redlin (*JR) from the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Culture) - Focus: Religion, ritual and death culture
3pm-5pm (GMT +2): Dr. Ludger Derenthal (*LD), Head of the Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography) - Focus: History of photography, exhibiting photographs and the new exhibition "Brasiliens Moderne" (Brazilian Modernism)
3pm-5pm (GMT +2): Katharina Kepplinger (*KK) from the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum)
Anyone, who would like to ask the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin a question in the context of Ask-a-Curator, can do so by posing their question to @smbmuseum, with the hashtag #askacurator. The answers will be marked with the initials of the relevant curators. Please note that all the given times are local German times, i.e. GMT +2.