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The Best of the Best

January 6th, 2012

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and THEMUSEUM  on Thursday,  January 12 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an online discussion about the art world’s  ‘best of the best.’

What: #ArtHour is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art really means to you.
When: Thursday, January 12, 11:00 – 12:00 EST and then every second Thursday of the month.
Where: On Twitter – Follow @AGOToronto and @THEMUSEUM for more information or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. We’ll also be posting the questions on Facebook and here on the blog.
Who: #ArtHour is for everyone –  Galleries and museums, arts professionals, artists and anyone interested in learning more and meeting other passionate art fans.
Why: It’s a great, free way of meeting art fans from across the world.
How: Starting at 11am we’ll be asking a series of questions around the month’s topic for you to answer, debate and discuss.

From 11am until 12.00pm EST on Thursday, December 8 the chat host (us!) will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hastag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using the #ArtHour hashtag. What is a hashtag?

For example, we would tweet:

Q1 What is your favourite art gallery? #ArtHour

And you could tweet back:

A1 The Art Gallery of Ontario! #ArtHour

Our January topic is THE BEST OF THE BEST. From your favourite galleries to the best experience you’ve had

We hope that you’ll help spread the word and join us for this great online event. For more information about #ArtHour please email or

See you on Twitter,  Thursday, January 12 11:00 – 12:00 EST 

Update: Here are this month’s questions. You can take part on Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment right here on the blog:

1. What’s the best exhibition you’ve ever been to and why?

2. What was the best surprise you ever found in a museum or gallery?

3. What’s the best way a cultural institution can attract your attention?

4. What’s the best way for arts organizations to inspire you to donate?

5. What’s the best thing you ever learned in a museum or gallery?

6. What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with a member of staff at a museum or gallery?



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