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This board game lets you fulfill your dream of being a museum curator

You can now ‘own’ priceless artworks like the Mona Lisa. Sort of.

Canadian art website ‘Today is Art Day’ has launched a board game that lets you run your own museum.

The game, called The Grand Museum of Art, asks players to fill in for a museum director who just jumped ship and left behind an enormous deficit.

To keep the place from closing down for good, the curators (that’s you) will have to attract visitors by collecting famous artwork and holding thematic exhibitions. The player with the most popular exhibition wins and will become the new museum director.

The Grand Museum of Art

The Grand Museum of Art

Adding to the chaos are twists such as having artwork exchanges, auctions, trivia questions, and even a chance to steal precious art.

The Grand Museum of Art

The Grand Museum of Art

When asked what inspired him to make the board game, ‘Today is Art Day’ founder David Beaulieu told Lost At E Minor:

“I think that it’s a continuity of our mission to make art history more fun and more accessible. We do it with our action figures and we thought ‘what could be another fun way to interact with art other than going to a museum’… and the idea of a board game came to us.”

The Grand Museum of Art

EARLY BIRD! Only few hours left to take advantage of our early bird pricing of $41 USD ($55 CAD)… The Grand Museum of Art Board Game awaits you on @kickstarter! Link in our bio @todayisartday! #todayisartday #art #arthistory #boardgames #boardgame

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The Grand Museum of Art is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, where it has already raised thousands of dollars past its funding goal. If you’d like one, you can pledge CA$60 (about US$46 or AUS$62) here.

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