Museum Compares 7 Photos Of Judi Dench To Exhibits In Their Collection

Museums are traditionally viewed as somewhat niche public venues reserved for those who are genuinely interested in history and art. Oh, and school kids who were assigned to visit a museum for a school project.

However, there’s one particular museum (actually, a group of museums) that has been using their social media to do some very clever marketing that is both engaging, fun, and educational.

We are, of course, talking about the York Museums Trust who manages the York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, and the York Art Gallery. After launching several viral “museum battles” including the time when the Yorkshire museum started a hilarious competition over who has the best bum exhibit and another one for who has the creepiest exhibits.

So, the York Museums Trust decided to show one national treasure as national treasures in their collection

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This time, it’s not a battle but still a very educational experience—the York Museums Trust compiled a 7-tweet thread listing the various images of Judi Dench as various objects that they possess in their collection. And you better believe Twitter loved it.

Considering that Dame Judi Dench is a national treasure in the United Kingdom, it was fitting for the York Museums Trust to share some other national treasures that they had in their collection that matched Judi Dench.

They compared various pictures of Judi Dench to the exhibits found in their museums

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The items included everything from workboxes and head pots to cat statues and arsenic dresses

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So, they came out with 7 exhibits, all with their appropriate pictures of Dame Judi Dench. These included: a 17th century workbox, a Julia Domna head-pot, a Victorian wreath, an 18th century cat dummy board, an Ormside bowl, an Ann Stokes globe fish ceramic, and a 19th century arsenic dress.

Each exhibit was detail and color coordinated to match the different outfits and settings that Dame Judi Dench happened to find herself in. The one that Twitter seemed to love the most was the cat dummy alongside Dench in a full cat costume as portrayed in the 2019 movie Cats. You know, the one that Seth Rogen watched while being high and said that Judi Dench looked the most cuddly (because of her costume).

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Each item was color- and detail-coordinated, making for some hilarious comparisons

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Twitter found it hilarious, with some giving props to whoever came up with the idea and used the Museum’s account to share this with the world. They said that the person behind this deserves a raise after this and the thread itself needs an award. For many, this thread made their day, calling it anything from amazing to delightful.

The Mary Rose Museum, a historical museum located at Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, was also inspired to do something similar, looking for ideas as to who they could compare their collection to. So, stay tuned because they might start another Twitter trend here.

Bravo, York Museums Trust, truly a great way to keep your audience engaged and people entertained!

What did you think about this? What other noteworthy people would you like to see done in a similar fashion? Let us know in the comment section below!

People on Twitter loved the gag, with some even stating that the person behind this needs a promotion

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Even the Mary Rose Museum was inspired to do the same, pondering what their collection could be compared to

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