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Ask a Curator Day

Asking questions via Twitter

On 17 September 2014, the annual Twitter event Ask a curator took place. This year, six enthusiastic curators and researchers of the Van Gogh Museum took part in the project. From 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., they made themselves available in turns for the many Twitter users. Many people made use of this exceptional opportunity.

A very wide range of questions were put, such as this one relevant to Van Gogh: ‘If Van Gogh was alive today, do you think he would have been successful?’  The answer was: ‘If you see how popular he is now, then I would certainly think so. His use of colour and his strong images still appeal to a great many people!’