Saturday, January 19, 2019

Things get military historical on Museum Selfie Day in Poltava Battle museum.

January 19, 2019 Museums are very useful for those who are going to learn about history. Just 5-7 years ago many museums in Poltava didn’t allow using cameras. Nowadays many things have been changed significantly. Museum Selfie Day in Poltava Battle museum combines turning to the Great Northern war that was fought between Sweden's Charles XII and a coalition lead by Peter the Great with shooting a lot of funny pics. Museum Selfie Day has already turned into the part of the cultural phenomenon that is known as internet culture.

Those of Poltava children and teenagers who visited Poltava Battle museum enjoyed their time in this very interesting museum and were featured next to famous exhibits with cold steel and firearms in their hands. Without a doubt one of the most popular object for making selfie was a mannequin wearing a uniform of the army of Charles XII that is a present of Svensk Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek (SMB) delivered to the museum by the SMB delegation in 2018. Year by year so-called “Swedish part of museum” is getting bigger due to support of SMB. Obviously, the richer the exposition of the museum, the more it attracts visitors.

If to take into account that it is a real challenge to cultivate love for history in children and teenagers, why don’t we try something like Museum Selfie Day?