Museums start twitter battle over who has the best ducks
By Georgina Vincent on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Museums around the world started trending on twitter thanks to a rather wholesome twitter battle where they challenged each other to send photos of their best ducks.
Started by The Museum of English Rural Life, the thread began with a friendly shout out to the British Museum saying:
hey @britishmuseum give us your best duck
— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) January 4, 2019
Things then quickly escalated from there…
From renaissance paintings to ancient statues, Museums across the globe then got involved and started sharing images of duck themed antiquities stored in their respective collections.
We have picked a selection of our favourite responses below:
Can’t. They gave them all to us. pic.twitter.com/Up8TJFp29K
— Natural History Museum (@NHM_London) January 4, 2019
Hey @TheMerl, here’s a quacking duck that’s got to be at the top of the bill✨
— British Museum (@britishmuseum) January 4, 2019
— J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) January 4, 2019
— Textile Museum (@TMCtoronto) January 4, 2019
You want ducks? We’ve got ducks. But they’re all, er…resting. pic.twitter.com/O9p21KuULY
— Spadina Museum (@SpadinaMuseum) January 4, 2019
Ahem! I think you’ll find @sciencemuseum has the best duck: this is one of nearly 30k plastic ducks swept overboard in North Pacific in 1992 +washed up in Sitka, Alaska. It was used by Curtis Ebbesmeyer + other oceanographers, to track drift patterns https://t.co/vETH6XDfg2 pic.twitter.com/vpV9D6scWl
— Dr Elizabeth Bruton 🏳🌈🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@lizbruton) January 4, 2019
Wait for uuuuus !!!
🦆 Plate “Bracquemond-Rousseau” (between 1866 and 1875) pic.twitter.com/OJOhbfNnkX
— Musée d’Orsay (@MuseeOrsay) January 5, 2019
— The Met (@metmuseum) January 5, 2019
Bet it's not as fast as our duck, Mallard. *mic drop* pic.twitter.com/nujNBOPqDu
— National Railway Museum (@railwaymuseum) January 7, 2019
Buuut…can your duck float as well @railwaymuseum?
May we present our 1943 GMC DUKW amphibious vehicle: https://t.co/uDgJkg4Mf6
(We were staying out of the international museum duck hunt since, y'know, our collection is more guns than ducks, but we couldn't let this lie) pic.twitter.com/h9BAP9N0aO
— National Army Museum (@NAM_London) January 7, 2019