Vote for Historic London Town and Gardens in a video dance off against 27 other museums this week.
Museums from across the globe, including ones as far away as the United Kingdom, Australia and Mongolia, are competing in the second annual Museum Dance Off, hosted by www.WhenYouWorkAtAMuseum.com.
London Town, which is in Edgewater, is the only museum from Maryland participating in the competition. The video features staff in colonial costume dancing to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” throughout the 1760 William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark, and in the reconstructed historic village.
While the video is currently available at youtube.com/HistoricLondonTown to preview, voting will go live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8 a.m. It will close at 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. Go to www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com to vote. Voting is open to the public and there will be no registration or login required. Voting is free.
In the first round, Historic London Town and Gardens will be up against video submissions from the USS Hornet of Alameda, CA, the Walker Arts Center of Minneapolis, MN, and the National Atomic Testing Museum of Las Vegas, NV. Only one of these four videos can advance to the second round of competition. The winner of the second round will continue to a final round. The final round winner will receive the People’s Choice Trophy for 2015.
A full list of participants can be found at www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com. The official hashtag for the competition is #museumdanceoff2.
The Museum Dance Off was originally inspired by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ video of its staff dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy.” In 2014, 22 museums in eight countries on four continents participated in the competition, which garnered over 325,000+ votes. The winner was Spain’s National Sculpture Museum /Museo Nacional de Escultura with their interpretation of “Mi Gran Noche.”