Georgian National Museum visitors invited to snap photos for rewards

A photograph captured by Instagram user mindiagabadze for this year’s ‘Museum in Focus’ contest., 19 Oct 2016 - 18:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

If you are visiting any of the Georgian National Museum (GNM) venues across the country this week, you can earn yourself a range of rewards by just taking photos.

The GNM is a network of 15 museums in Georgia, bringing under its umbrella venues ranging from the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery in capital Tbilisi to the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography in the country’s mountainous region.

Last week GNM announced this year’s social media campaign Museum in Focus, which invites visitors to capture creative images of the any museum venue for a chance to win exclusive rewards from GNM and National Geographic Georgia magazine.

Since the campaign launched, avid photo enthusiasts have already submitted their museum snaps:


It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. Vincent Van Gogh (quote) #art #inspiration #love #strength #quotes #museuminfocus2016

A photo posted by Mariam Pirveli (@pirvelimariami) on

Among the prizes, winners will enjoy an exclusive tour of the GNM led by director David Lordkipanidze and an unprecedented look at archives usually closed to the public.

The photo contest launched on October 11 and will end on October 22.

To enter the competition, users must share their photographs on Instagram using the hashtag #MUSEUMINFOCUS2016 and send them to the GNM email address

Museum in Focus first launched last year and coincided with the opening of GNM’s Instagram account. This year’s campaign will mark the museum network’s first year on the online photo service.


"Suburb" by #vakhobugadze #GNM #museuminfocus2016

A photo posted by Liza Meparishvili (@lizameparishvili) on

Last year professional and amateur photographers entered the competition - many of whom took advantage of special lighting conditions to capture eye-catching photographs of Museum exhibits, visitors and spaces.

See photographs already entered in this year’s photo contest here.