How to take part in #MuseumWeek?
From 13 May, social media will come alive with the buzz of #MuseumWeek and the 7 hashtags featured in the 6th year of this initiative in a unifying event unlike any other worldwide that will generate traffic, foster diversity and encourage creativity.
#MuseumWeek is an opportunity to promote fun and educational cultural experiences across every genre, communicating them through social media. More than 5,000 cultural institutions in 120 countries took part in 2018, and 2019 is all set to be even more exciting.
The aim is to encourage more amateurs and professionals to create and enjoy cultural experiences, raise their profiles, open up internationally, offer more to interest visitors, respond to what the public wants, add to their databases, come up with new events and champion their values.
What’s more, this year’s event is championing an important cause: the place of women in culture, yesterday, today and tomorrow. #WomenInCulture will be our unifying call throughout the week.
You can read the press release here for more information.
First, it is a great opportunity to join the international movement of like-minded people – colleagues from cultural institutions, visitors and users who are interested in culture. This is an opportunity to reach a new audience, as well as a chance to learn more about the experience of your colleagues and a way to establish new contacts and partnerships.
Second, it is a way to contribute to your professional growth and self-development, since while preparing the content for the week, you will be able to learn new things and meet new people. Try new formats and functions which were launched on social media recently, share your ideas with colleagues from other institutions, and inspire employees of your institution to support the international initiative.
You may consider following the proposed steps:
We are often asked who can participate in #MuseumWeek.
Galleries, libraries, archives, museums, science centers, artists, photographers, amateurs, and professionals, zoos, aquariums, …join!
— MuseumWeek (@MuseumWeek) April 8, 2019