NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY JOINS 17 NEW YORK CITY MUSEUMS TO PARTICIPATE IN INSTAGRAM SWAP

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New-York Historical Society Pairs with the Frick Collection to Showcase
Artifacts, Artwork, and More on the Social Media Photo-Sharing Platform

NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2016) – Eighteen major New York City-area institutions join forces on February 2, 2016, to celebrate their collections and spaces on Instagram.  For this unique collaboration, the first of its kind among major institutions in the United States, the New-York Historical Society will swap its Instagram account with the Frick Collection for one day, going behind the scenes of the cultural institution and revealing its special connections to the New-York Historical Society.  

As part of the Instagram Swap, each participating museum has been paired with a partner institution, visited their partner, and taken photographs that resonate with their own collections and themes. Throughout the day on February 2, each museum will showcase its experience with their partner museum on Instagram using the hashtag #MuseumInstaSwap, offering new perspectives on their partner museum. The public is encouraged to follow and interact to discover what the museums found in each other’s collections.

The museum participants are paired as follows:

About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

CONTACT INFORMATION
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West (at 77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
www.nyhistory.org
(212) 873-3400
 

MUSEUM ADMISSION
Adults: $20
Teachers and Seniors: $15
Students: $12
Children (5-13): $6
Children (4 and under): free
*Pay-as-you-wish Fridays from 6 pm – 8 pm.

PRESS CONTACTS
Ines Aslan, (212) 873-3400 x263, ines.aslan@nyhistory.org
Marybeth Ihle, (212) 873-3400 x326, marybeth.ihle@nyhistory.org

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Creative: Tronvig Group