The Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for Culture Night 

GIF IT UP Culture

GIF IT UP Culture – example GIF using Horse Aquamanile, German, fifteenth century, Brass, Hunt Museum, Public Domain

The Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for Culture Night 

To mark Culture Night going online this year (Friday, September 18), The Hunt Museum, Limerick, is inviting people to unleash their inner creativity and create a GIF from a Hunt Museum object or image.  

The Hunt Museum made most of its collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the twentieth century, available to the Public Domain in 2018. This creates exciting opportunities for use and re-use of the objects, particularly in digital form, Gif-It-Up is one expression of such creativity. People can check out the full range of objects and images on the website HERE.

GIFs that are submitted to the Hunt Museum will be put on display on their website and social media channels. The best (judged by likes, reposts, etc) will be entered on behalf of the Hunt Museum into the worldwide GIF-IT-UP competition. There is also a chance that the winning GIF’s will be projected on the building when the nights draw in.

GIF IT UP is an annual worldwide gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove.

Jill Cousins, Director, The Hunt Museum said, “We are looking for fun or serious GIFs that make you see the object or image in a different way. This is an opportunity for young and old to open their imaginations and realise cultural heritage is fun. We’re hoping gif-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet will participate.”

To enter, simply submit your GIF to [email protected] All GIFs will be posted on the Hunt Museum’s Giphy Gallery Channel!

For instructions on how to make a GIF, visit HERE

How to make a GIF …

Never made a gif? No worries! Just check one of our online tutorials:

About The Hunt Museum (website HERE)

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Generously donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is now housed in Limerick’s 18th Century Palladian-style building, formerly The Custom House.


About GIF IT UP Worldwide

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove.

From 1 – 31 October, all gif-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to create brand new gifs by remixing copyright-free and openly licensed material from four international digital libraries.

Check out last year’s submissions HERE and winners HERE.

For more stories on the Hunt Museum, click HERE

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