Starting today, more than 2,200 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from over 64 countries will come together on Twitter for #MuseumWeek.
The week long celebration runs from 23-29 March and will bring museums to life for people around the world… and beyond!
Organisations taking part range from leading cultural organisations to lesser-known, smaller or more specialist collections. Check out which museums are participating.
Each day, museums will Tweet using the relevant day’s hashtag, and users from across the globe can get involved too:
What to expect from #MuseumWeek?
Hundreds of other activities will take place around the globe throughout the week. Here’s a taste of what to expect:
- A Parisian museum will display this giant #MuseumWeek hashtag outside its front door. The hashtag will move to another location every day. Find it and Tweet about it when you do.
Credit: Twitter France
- The Tower of London, which has just launched their new Twitter handle (@TowerofLondon), will celebrate by having The Body of Yeoman Warders, more commonly known as ‘Beefeaters’, Tweeting and taking selfies in front of the iconic Tower of London.
Credit: Twitter UK
Source: Doosan Art Center
- Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid… @contexttravel will provide free private tours in a selection of European museums during #MuseumWeek.
- Several museums around the world will organise “Tweet ups” for Visitors to take creative pictures and selfies with artworks for #poseMW, including:
- The Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City (@CooperHewitt), in partnership with @artsy (Saturday March 28th)
- The Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) in Canada (Sunday March 29th)
- Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (@citedessciences) in France will archive all Tweets about #MuseumWeek 2015 in a time capsule. Locked at the end of #MuseumWeek 2015, the object will be exhibited in different European museums before being open again in 2035, as a testimony to future generations of what culture was like in 2015.
Source: Twitter France
- In collaboration with British artist Marcin Ignac (@marcinignac), the BRIGHT studio (@brightforme) will be producing a digital artwork based on Tweets published about #MuseumWeek. The artwork (available here) will be exposed through a dedicated installation at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (@citedelarchi) and deployed on touch screens in Paris. All Museums taking part in #MuseumWeek will also be able to generate and showcase their very own artwork.
How to follow #MuseumWeek 2015?
Follow @MuseumWeek and #MuseumWeek on Twitter. On the web, go to museumweek2015.org and check out our Twitterspace to see #MuseumWeek conversations unfold in real time. To embed this experience on your own website, click here.