Families can learn about the top artifacts at each museum – Michigan Science Center & Grand Rapids Public Museum – while the presidents of both "battle" for best artifact in five categories.
The Yorkshire Museum, located in England, launched a weekly #CuratorBattle competition on Twitter to challenge other museums to showcase their collections based on a particular theme. Through this inspiration, the GRPM took the idea of a curator competition to Facebook in August of 2020 to connect with its online community in a fun and unique way, while also showcasing the Museum’s artifacts, specimens, and staff expertise.
Each Curator Battle is hosted by the GRPM and features five topics that the contenders will speak on for a few minutes each. The presentation is also complemented by high quality images and/or video. Viewers are encouraged to ask the contenders questions, leave comments and share the event to show support of the program. The Curator Battle videos will live on the GRPM’s Facebook page for later viewing.
Event Cost: Free
Event Times: 4 p.m.
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Teens, Tweens