Photo album dedicated to the Twins Day and the museum flash mob #almosttwins
The Twins' Day* is traditionally celebrated on the first weekend of August. This year, parades and festivals are moving online, and our museum has also decided to launch a flash mob to celebrate this festive holiday!#almosttwins.
The major museums took part in the flash mob initiated by museum Collection, such as:
Museum of Mechanical Music, Portugal (Museu da Música Mecânica);
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK;
Museum of Music in Barcelona, Spain (Museu de la Música de Barcelona);
Robert-Houdin House of Magic, France (Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin);
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
The photo album "Twins Day - Museum Flash Mob #almosttwins" features photographs of twin exhibits scattered around the world, but having many similarities. Some of these items are so similar that at first glance it might seem that it is the same item! So why they are "almost twins"? The answer is quite simple: it is impossible to create two identical works of art, and after analyzing all the similarities and differences in the world cultural heritage, we realize the true breadth and versatility of art.
We would like to thank the museums whose items you see in this selection and hope that every year "almost twins" will find each other in various collections around the world!
*Twins Day is a day to celebrate the bond between twins, whether they are identical or not. A pair of twins called Moses and Aaron Wilcox inspired it - in 1819, the pair of identical twins donated six acres of land to the town of Millsville in Ohio, on the condition that its name was changed to Twinsburg.
In 1976, the town of Twinsburg, Ohio began hosting an annual festival for twins, which then became the basis for National Twins Day.