Redbridge Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.
#MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24 March to Sunday 30 March and will give Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them in 140-characters bursts.
Redbridge Museum will join other UK organisations already signed up include the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and the Tate.
Redbridge Museum will join others across the UK and Europe by including the hashtag #MuseumWeek in their Tweets for the week, meaning users can follow along on Twitter. In addition, every day there will be a different theme including #MuseumSelfies, #AskTheCurator, and #MuseumMemories.
A full list of participating UK organisations can be viewed on the Museum Week UK Twitter page
Mar Dixon (@MarDixon), an expert in social media and museums and host of the @CultureThemes project, said: “Every day of the year museums and cultural institutions across the world are using Twitter in exciting and interesting ways to tell the stories of their collections to new audiences”.
“#MuseumWeek will shine a light on these activities, giving a real-time glimpse into the workings of museums across the UK and Europe, 140 characters at a time.”
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Post Author: Akbinder Deo