#MuseumWeek 2020 is taking place from 11 to 17 May, bringing together cultural institutions from all over the world based on the idea of “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags”. It features various themes such as exploration, photography and play, but also the role of women in culture yesterday, today and tomorrow to mark #WomenInCulture Day, the high point of this sixth edition.
So, in advance of #MuseumWeek, start thinking about the part you can play in all these themes, with the emphasis on #WomenInCulture, by organising special events – online or on-site – for your visitors throughout the week.
May 13-19, 2019
Mon, May 13th
Although the role of women in society is obviously just as important as that of men, it is far from being properly recognized. This Monday, we will focus on famous women in the fields of history, art, culture and science, as well as all those anonymous women whose lives structure our societies. Not women chosen for their beauty, but artists, intellectuals, workers, and so on. Share your content with the hashtag #WomenInCulture
Tue. May 14th
On the Tuesday, let your visitors see behind the scenes! Exhibitions in preparation, restoration or cleaning of collections, little-known facilities or professions, etc. Use the occasion to form a closer relationship with your public by revealing all your secrets!
Wed. May 15th
The Wednesday will be all about play! Whether it’s theatre, cinema, music or video, an Olympic challenge or a fun treasure hunt, start a fun conversation with your online audience and visiting public!
Thu. May 16th
Put more colour into your venue! Whether it’s through showcasing a particular colour in your collections, celebrating peace or LGBTQ awareness, add a splash of colour to your publications and cultural venues!
Fri. May 17th
On the Friday, explore the theme of new territory, initiative and daring. Whether it’s in the form of intellectual, artistic or space exploration, or even innovation, invite your public to think outside the box and push the boundaries!
Sat. May 18th
Time for them to get their smartphones and cameras out: it’s photo day! Feature the beauty of your design and architecture, highlight your venue by inviting professional, artistic and amateur photographers to share their take on it!
Sun. May 19th
If ever people need an excuse to enjoy a bit of culture with their friends, then the Sunday is it! On the last day of #MuseumWeek, explore the theme of friendship – a universal value – on social media and use the opportunity to make special offers for groups of visitors at your establishment and gift shop!