The Russian Twitter includes around 180 museum accounts from every region of the Russian Federation. These accounts feature both the great world famous museum complexes like the State Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg or the State Historical museum in Moscow and small regional museums like the Middle Kama Museum of History and Culture.
So we’d like to announce, that April, 25 is a #СпросиКуратора Day in the Russian twitter. It’s an analogue of the Internanational #AskACurator Day (with a kind permission of @CultureThemes and Mar Dixon). This tweet-event will be supported by the offical Twitter of Rissia (@TwitterRussia). It’s a unique opportunity to get all kind of museum information straight from the source.
Our challenge is to present the quite new sort of museum activity in the Internet for the Russian-speaking audience.Tags: Ask A Curator, AskACurator, Russia, twitter
I’ve been asked to gather a few of my favorite tweets from #MuseumWeek - Impossible!
But I’ll start off with a few and hopefully we can add to it as we go - Just tweet me!
@sharypic 20799 photos
barriblog.com Analysis # MuseumWeek 2014
Antoine Courtin #MuseumWeek Analyses
First: A MASSIVE Thank you & 3 cheers to EVERY Social Media person/team/representative that took part in #MuseumWeek You must be exhausted!
MY OWN HIGHLIGHTS
NHM and V&A Tweet OFF - Both Natural History Museum and the V&A had a late night during #MuseumWeek. What happened was social media being used in a fun, sharing and semi-competitive way. I LOVED IT.Tags: #museumweek, museums, twitter
- #MuseumWeek – Why (and how) Everyone Should Get Involved
- #MuseumWeek Stats for first 3 days via @lamagnetic
So many brilliant #MuseumWeek pictures have been shared (22,900+) & thanks to Sharypic they’ve been captured!
Press, Articles, Posts
- Twitter (March 31) #MuseumWeek: celebrating culture around Europe
- Twitter UK
- Twitter France
- Twitter Italy
- Twitter Teams Up With European Galleries In #MuseumWeek To Push Its Cred With Culture Vultures
- #MuseumWeek gives Twitter virtual access to hundreds of museums and galleries across Europe via @thedrum
- Read the rest of this entry »
The following information is shared with permission from the fabulous La Magnética who have been tracking stats for #MuseumWeek. Please note: These are for Monday-Wednesday ONLY.
The graph has grown huge, so to get to an image than one can read we have to trim a lot of edges and nodes (otherwise we would have 57.000 nodes, and names and dots will overlay all over the graph). That means that only the most active profiles are included in the graph and there is less change from one day to the next than in the whole graph, but the whole graph is impossible to draw.Tags: #museumweek, stats, twitter
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Now those that know me know this is something I’m a huge advocate of. Anything that stops the stereotyping that makes museums stuffy and visitors feel they aren’t worthy is a good thing!
Twitter has asked museums to sign up and tweet each day using the different hashtag/theme. Some of these are incredibly familiar (#AskaCurator #MuseumSelfie). I was asked if I minded, which is a good question. As a huge supporter of Museums and Twitter, how could I mind? I was a bit worried as the topics chosen are something CultureThemes does on a yearly basis but when I stopped and really thought about it – does it really matter? AskACurator will still happen on September 17th and MuseumSelfie will happen again in January 2015. What is important is to hopefully reach more museums that might not be using Twitter or know how to jump into social media to feel comfortable throughout the week taking part. Also to bring more potential visitors/advocates into the mix. I am really proud that Twitter has seen the potential with the museum sector – Go us!
What and When:
March 24 Day 1 – A day in the life (#DayInTheLife)
March 25 Day 2 – Test your knowledge (#MuseumMastermind)
March 26 Day 3 – Your story (#MuseumMemories)
March 27 Day 4 – Buildings behind the art (#BehindTheArt)
March 28 Day 5 – Ask the expert (#AskTheCurator)
March 29 Day 6 – Museum selﬁes (#MuseumSelﬁes)
March 30 Day 7 – Constraint drives creativity (#GetCreative)
List of Museums in each country
Want to take part and from the UK? Twitter UK Form
Want to take part and from Spain? Twitter Spain Form
Want to take part and from Italy? Twitter Italy Form
Want to take part but not part of the four countries? I created a form here
Tags: #museumweek, March 24-30, social media, twitter
How to go outside with this strange looking glass, on top of my prescription glasses? How to answer people’s questions? How to do it? Can I really chat with people wearing this? How to go outside with this Glass?
Of course, I could have been thinking about health implications of the device, or the actual safety of going outside with a $1500 gadget but my main worry was this one.
[Please note: I actually have a lot more to say on this topic but decided to keep it short and sweet for your sanity and mine... mainly mine.]
I’ve been involved with a few research projects lately. Each project is interesting and worthwhile in their own right. However, I’ve noticed there has been a two-part theme that has run throughout all of them:
a) Is tech the solution or the problem?
b) How much influence does funding have in that answer?
We live in this wonderful society where tech and digital is plentiful. As a Google Explorer and someone who has my iPhone pretty much attached to my hand at all times, I’m constantly connected. I’m the type of person that gets the shakes when the power goes out.
However, I’m also the first to ask: are we using tech for the right reason? Are we trying to fit that square into a circle because we should or because it’s there?Tags: digital, funding, Google Glass, tech
Wow – what an amazing day #MuseumSelfie was!
I’ve been running @culturethemes now for almost 3 years (we’re 3 in March). [A little background on CultureThemes: it was started when there were massive cuts to funding which caused a lot of negativity on social media. This was not helping the sector at all.] The first CultureTheme was #WhyILoveMuseums and went world trending.
Why? Because people love museums! What they don’t like is listening to moaning about funds/money. Who does? Read the rest of this entry »Tags: CultureThemes, MuseumSelfie, social media, tending, Viral
A little break from Google Explorer updates
On January 22, CultureThemes is running #Museumselfie. I’ve been asked what it is all about so thought I’d explain the background a bit.
I’m a Cultural Snatcher – I can’t help it! I take after my mom who is never without a camera (remember Kodak Disc? I do.). When I visit and explore a museum, I love sharing what I’m seeing. While I’m not a huge fan of taking pictures of myself, I can see why people like a good old selfie.
CultureThemes is a monthly hashtag I help organize on Twitter (we’ll be 3 in March). The idea behind CultureThemes is to have a positive event once a month on Twitter to highlight the fun and ‘unstuffiness’ of museums/culture. Previous tags included: #WhyILoveMuseums, #MusSocks, #MusMovember, and support #AskACurator day.
When I was coming up with new ideas for January, I happened to catch a conversation on Twitter with Adrian from Horniman talking about creating a Pinterest for Selfies with the Walrus. Horniman has a lovely, but not-the-best-taxidermy Walrus which people love to see on a visit. The idea of the Pinterest board reminded me how many people I see in my own travels taking selfies at museums and art galleries.
Suddenly, #MuseumSelfie was created.
The idea is simple, people around the world have been asked to take selfies at museums for the past month and they will share on Twitter using #MuseumSelfie on January 22nd. The pictures could be current or from previous trips.
We’ve museums in Catalan, Russia, South Africa, America, UK, France and more who pledged to take part.
So if you’re visiting a museum this weekend, make sure you take a #MuseumSelfie and share with @CultureThemes this Wednesday!
January 6th, 2014Tech
“It’s an emotional luxury product,” Stuart Miles of gadget site Pocket Lint “One that you do not need but once you have it you will find ways to use it.”
Surprisingly, this quote is not about Glass but was said at the launch of iPads back in 2010. Now (2014) there are hundreds of example of iPads changing lives for students and those with disabilities.
Since posting that I’ve a pair of Glass, I’ve been asked a lot of questions and somehow been involved with several debates. Hopefully, I can address some of the replies here: Read the rest of this entry »Tags: #GoogleExplorer, Google Glass, UK