@MarDixon Passionate about culture internationally. Run remixing events, workshops, create solutions, and an international speaker. Over sharer and Mom who loses arguments to a teen. Projects created: @CultureThemes @lovetheatreday @AskaCurator @MuseumSelfieDay @TeensInMuseums @52museums
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    March 10th, 2014mardixonCulture, International

    museumweekTwitter UK, Italy, Spain and France are coming together this month for #MuseumWeek – a week long event to help encourage museums and potential visitors to use Twitter to share.

    SEE PDF PDF Twitter #MuseumWeek PDF 

    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

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