Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are creating custom content for a real-life museum

Blathers would be proud

In the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Blathers is the go-to guy when it comes to museums. In the real world, it turns out there's another museum that has tied itself to the Animal Crossing excitement.

The Museum of English Rural Life had to close its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus, but they're continuing the fun online with a request from their followers. The Museum has a real-life exhibit showcasing rural smocks, which were outer garments worn by shepherds and waggoners. Since people can't check out that exhibit right now, the museum curators thought it would be fun to create a digital collection.

The official Twitter account for the Museum of English Rural Life has put out the call for Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans to create custom smocks, along with fleshed-out backstories on the materials used, techniques applied, inspiration, and so on. There's a whole series of guidelines here, as well as suggestions on what items of clothing to use as a base.

When all is said and done, the museum plans to create an online gallery for everyone to scroll through and marvel at all the creations. It honestly sounds like a lot of fun, and a great way to pass some time while indoors! Make sure to check out the full Twitter thread for complete details.


That's pretty neat! It's awesome to see the ways games can bring us all together in rough times.


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