Olivia Muus, a designer and marketer based in Denmark, has created a series of fun and light-hearted photos of old portraits in art museums that make it look as if their subjects are taking selfies. Her series is the perfect marriage of historical art and everyone’s favorite modern reinterpretation of the portrait – the selfie.


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Anyone can create these selfies, so we’d love to see you guys try! Before doing so, however, make sure that you’re allowed to take pictures and that you don’t use your camera’s flash.

Below, you’ll find some of Olivia Muus’ comments about her work that she sent to Bored Panda!

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What inspired me for the Museum of Selfies series was a visit to the National Gallery of Denmark together with a friend,” Olivia Muus told Bored Panda.

I took a picture, just for fun, and liked to see how this simple thing could completely change the character of a person.

I think it’s interesting how we get a whole new perception of people as soon as there is a smartphone in front of their face.

“It is a project for fun. But I’m hoping people visit museums more and start joining the Museum of Selfies.”
Thank you, Olivia, for the comments about your fun project. We hope other Bored Panda readers start joining your Museum of Selfies!