BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Today starts one of the most young, but not less awesome and big, worldwide events related to web and culture: it’s called #MuseumWeek and happens on Twitter, where for seven days the museums that decided to take part to it will share their marvels.
The programme includes an hashtag a day for a week:
Tuesday 24 March: #souvenirsMW → a day dedicated mainly to the visitors: Tuesday is the right day to share souvenirs and memories of our visits; from mugs and postcards to encounters and special moments.
Wednesday 25 March: #architectureMW → the museums will talk about architecture and gardens, and consequently about their story.
Thursday 26 March: #inspirationMW → this day is dedicated to visitors’ creativity: the social media managers will share the inspirations sent by users.
Friday 27 March: #familyMW → waiting for the weekend, the museums give tips for family and school visits.
Saturday 28 March: #favMW → weekend is here, and with it two days dedicated to the visitors: Saturday is the day for sharing the favourites.
Sunday 29 March: #poseMW → the MuseumWeek closes with selfies and e memes!
MuseumWeek was born in 2014 from an idea of some Paris museums. Since the success of the event last year, in 2015 it will be repeated widening its range: it’s been created the official site of the event on which have been published the programmes both for museums and for users. In few time the participations became a lot: during last days the official Twitter account announced that now the museums are more than 1800 in all the world.
One of this year’s news is also the collaboration with the artists collective BRIGHT, that will transform live the conversations related to the hashtag #MuseumWeek in a constant evolution virtual artwork hosted on the official site.
This is a good occasion to celebrate a week of spotlights on the world culture main characters: not only artworks, cultural roots and science, but also the places that treasure them. And also, of course, to share all this with visitors and users thanks to the web.
Take part in the event: follow MuseumWeek on Twitter and find your favourite museums! 🙂
P.s.: in Italy there are many museums who decided to take part to the initiative, and this made me happy and proud!