When I visit museums and galleries I'm often stirred to record snapshot moments of what's said and done by the visitors, or to pick out the odd labels and weird artifacts - if museums inspire you to write though, there's a competition waiting with your name on it.
‘Inspired By My Museum’ is open to anyone over 16, for writers to record their feelings and experiences of museums in the form of poems, short stories or reportage. You can be inspired by anything, the museum space, architecture, design, a specific object or objects within the museum, or even the museum/exhibition curator.
The winning entries will be published in a special commemorative book next year. It's a great opportunity and interesting task for budding writers, a challenge for those working in museums to perhaps look anew at their surroundings, and a very unique way to highlight your favorite museum, object or exhibition.
The last date for entries to Inspired By My Museum is Monday 10 February 2014, and you can find more details and submit your entry here: http://www.sampad.org.uk/learning/opportunities/competitions/
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