Let’s be honest, chances are your Instagram feed isn’t what it once was. Until just over a year ago, you posted on a regular base about what you were up to. Whether that was going for a drink with your friends, partying until dawn at a festival or lying on a tropical beach – carefully framing your picture in order to avoid the tons of other tourists. But since Covid-19 hit, things have been silent over there. Apart from a nostalgic throwback from time to time or a banana bread shot, it’s proving difficult to come up with subjects to post about.
On a more positive note: things are about to change and we can start to look forward to future adventures again. It’s been a while since we last planned a trip – we’d actually forgotten how stressful it is to make that many planning decisions – but now’s the time to grab your phone and start saving. From possible destinations to must-visit restaurants and perfect photo spots: try to write them all down or save them on a map because you’ll want to still that wanderlust over the coming months. And during all those preparations, please don’t forget about the museums.
Every vacation needs a bit of culture and there’s no better way to incorporate that than by visiting a museum. Some are dainty and small, perfect for a quick stopover, others are so big that you’d need a whole week in order to see (almost) everything. Some are focused on one tiny little subject, others cover almost every era and all of its aspects possible. It’s up to you to choose which kind of museum suits you best and how much time you want to dedicate to your visit.
Every hashtag counts
If you’re in need of a bit of museum inspiration, the British ink cartridge company Cartridge Save came up with a handy little list. They made a ranking of the most popular museums worldwide, based on how many times the hashtag of that museum has been used on Instagram. And it probably won’t come as a big surprise, but the French Louvre, home to – amongst many many others – the Mona Lisa by Da Vinci, came in at the top of the list with 4.029.777 hashtags. Yes, that’s a lot. The MOMA in New York came in second with 2.514.885 hashtags and third comes Tate Modern in London with 1.151.090 – both not bad either. Curious about the rest of the list? Here you go!