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April 05, 2015

Forget about those stodgy art institutions banning selfie sticks. Now there’s a museum specifically designed for social media snapshots.

Like something straight out of out of a Tumblr exec’s fantasy, a new attraction called Art in Island in the Philippines uses 3D replicas of paintings to put visitors in the center of art’s most famous masterpieces. It has thus been dubbed the planet’s first-ever selfie museum.

Actively encouraging guests to share their experiences with friends, family, and followers, museum corporate secretary Blyth Cambaya explains that, “here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them.”

So step into van Gogh’s swirly sky, pose for a pic in King Tut’s Tomb, or play a hand with C. M. Coolidge’s poker-loving dogs. Then tweet, ‘gram, and #TBT to your heart’s content.

Caroline Hallemann is the Assistant Digital Editor of Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @challemann.

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