Starting on March 28, more than 3,100 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions from over 69 countries will come together on Twitter for the third edition of #MuseumWeek.
The week-long celebration runs through April 3 and will give you backstage access to art institutions across the globe — regardless of where you live — all of which can be discovered on Twitter, Periscope, and Vine.
Some of the Australian museums participating include:
Each day, museums will keep you involved by Tweeting with that day’s respective hashtag.
What’s new this year?
On Twitter, every time you will Tweet with #MuseumWeek or the 7 daily hashtags, a Twitter emoji with the MuseumWeek logo will be attached to the hashtag in your Tweet.
On Periscope, live video sessions will be hosted by iconic museums to teleport you inside their walls.
And throughout the week, Periscope hearts will transform into picture frames when you add #MuseumWeek to the title of your broadcast.
In the spirit of #MuseumWeek, Vine is celebrating art through a featured channel dedicated exclusively to art - the first of its kind! The channel will feature Vines from talented artists who will be remixing and reinterpreting traditional art in their unique aesthetics. Twenty Vine creators from the US, the UK, France, and Spain will also gather in Paris to celebrate art and culture through Vines that capture the beauty and magic of the Eiffel Tower, Musee du Louvre, Centre des Musées Nationaux, Cite des sciences, Arc de Triomphe and Pantheon. Discover the talents here and start following them on Twitter and Vine.
How to follow #MuseumWeek 2016
Follow @MuseumWeek and #MuseumWeek on Twitter to see the conversations unfold in real time. On the web, check out museumweek2016.org, and have a look at the Twitter corner to surface the global conversation and some of the most engaging content.