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 www.huntmuseum.com.
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 America, Digital 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.”
For instructions on how to make a GIF, visit www.huntmuseum.com.
How to make a GIF
Never made a gif? No worries! Just check one of our online tutorials:
- Getting creative with stickers & effects – make your first GIF (Europeana)
- Playing with colours – make your first GIF IT UP entry (Europeana)
- How to make a GIF from a series of photos (Europeana)
- Make a GIF from a vintage video (Europeana)
- Gif-making online workshops (DPLA)
- How to make a GIF using free software (DigitalNZ)
- How to make an animated GIF from a stereograph (DigitalNZ)