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Cape Fear Museum News: Ask a Curator at the Museum

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  More than 45,000 people pass through the doors of Cape Fear Museum each year to view the galleries, take in temporary exhibitions or participate in programs and events. Most folks may not think about how the Museum operates, so we invite the community to tweet with the small but dedicated staff who works behind the scenes. We take care of the collection, research, curate, and design exhibits, and create fun and educational experiences for the community to enjoy.
If you’d like to find out what it’s really like to work at a museum, we encourage you to ask. Ask a Curator Day is Wednesday, September 19 and we’re excited to announce that our knowledgeable museum professionals will be on board to answer your questions beginning at 10 A.M. on Twitter using the hashtag #ask a curator.
Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide Q&A that brings together passionate experts from museums around the world to answer your questions on art, history and science. Many U.S. museums are participating, including the Charlotte Museum of History, the Charleston Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Our staff looks forward to answering your questions, particularly the ones that relate to the museum, its collection and the Lower Cape Fear region.
Examples include:
• What does a curator do?
• Where did your collection come from?
• What’s the most unusual object in your collection?
• What did you study in school?
• Why do museum professionals wear gloves?
• How do you decide what to exhibit?
What will you ask? For more information, visit