This year’s #MuseumSelfieDay got pretty wild! We started with Lindsay Bloch’s nails painted to match some of her artifacts in the Ceramics Tech Lab. Our ichthyology team greeted us with sawatdee-krap from Bangkok. And Lucas with some of our herbarium team joined us with a selfie for the first time!

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The Florida Museum Hashtag Trophy

We saw a great selfie from our exhibits security team (looking cool, guys!) and Matt offered us a view of the Soltis Lab that was empty because Pam & Doug are traveling.

Meanwhile students, staff and faculty around the research and exhibits spaces were showing off their favorite things about what they do at the Florida Museum. Thank you to our whole team who made it such a fun day!

The Hashtag Award

We can only give the Hashtag Trophy to one collection or lab each year though. The judges had a hard time choosing. So many people did more than just selfie—they shared their work and a little about their science or the things they loved about working in a museum.

Last year’s winners, the invertebrate paleontology collection, actually made us all LOL in real life this year. They held the trophy for a year and have relinquished it so this year’s winners can display it in their office.

Without further rambling, the 2020 Museum Selfie Day winner is the Bloch Lab in the vertebrate paleontology collection! Not only did they show up and show off, they did a great job sharing some knowledge with us all.

Congrats and thank you!

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Museum Selfie Day 2020: Bloch Lab in Vertebrate Paleontology. Clockwise from lower left: Rachel Narducci, Lazaro Vinola, Michael Ziegler, Jon Bloch, Mitchell Riegler and Jeanette Pirlo (center).

Pictures & more: Awarding the 2020 #MuseumSelfieDay trophy

Other team selfies

Individual selfies

We wanted to give special recognition to these three individual selfies from Lindsay, Brittany and Jonnie (whose selfie is actually a video):

Here are the rest of our staff, students and faculty who wanted to share their daily lives behind the scenes at the Museum: