Starting today, a collection of Australia’s leading museums will join more than 2,200 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from over 64 countries on Twitter for #MuseumWeek.
The week-long celebration runs from 23-29 March and will bring museums to life for people around the world. War hero and Victoria Cross medal recipient winner, Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith kicked off proceedings in Australia by cutting the virtual ribbon:
Organisations taking part range from leading cultural organisations to lesser-known, smaller or more specialist collections. Check out which museums are participating globally.
In Australia, museums from all across the country will come together to celebrate and surprise and delight Aussies with insights, secrets and a look inside the vault, including:
You can subscribe to the Twitter AU #MuseumWeek list to follow all the updates and get behind the scenes access here: https://twitter.com/TwitterAU/lists/museumweek-au
Each day, museums will Tweet using the relevant day’s hashtag, and users from across the globe can get involved too:
How to follow #MuseumWeek 2015
Follow @MuseumWeek and #MuseumWeek on Twitter. On the web, go to museumweek2015.org and check out our Twitter Corner to see #MuseumWeek conversations unfold in real time. To embed this experience on your own website, click here.
Connect with artwork, history, science and literature in new and interactive ways over #MuseumWeek. Enjoy!