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

  • The Hunt Museum

To mark Culture Night going online this year (Friday 18 September), 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 20th 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

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 All GIFs will be posted on the Hunt Museum’s Giphy Gallery Channel!

For instructions on how to make a GIF, visit

Hunt Museum GIF

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