About MuseumWeek

7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags

MuseumWeek is an annual event that takes place on social media, with the goal of promoting museums and cultural institutions around the world. During MuseumWeek, museums and cultural institutions in general share content on their favorite social media platforms and organise special events in their venue. The event works like a festival and typically includes a series of themes that cultural institutions can use as inspiration for their activities around the world. MuseumWeek was first held in 2014 and has taken place every year since then.

Since 2014 MuseumWeek has grown to include over 60,000 participants from 100+ countries. It has become the official international week of museums, backed by UNESCO

A global community

MuseumWeek relies on an international community of professionals working in galleries, libraries, archives, museums, science and music centers, or any other cultural organization, who want to make a social impact through culture by organizing online and offline events. MuseumWeek also brings together a global community of digital artists and creators committed to social change.

Who's running MuseumWeek?

MuseumWeek is organised by Culture For Causes Network, an official French non-profit organisation that promotes artists, museums, libraries, galleries, archives, art fairs, foundations and all cultural institutions around the world by the organisation of events on social media and sometimes in the physical space.
MuseumWeek couldn't be organized without the help of a team of enthusiasts and committed volunteers, most of them working in GLAMs. No MuseumWeek without them! If you would like to join, drop us an email at contact@museum-week.org




UNESCO is the historical partner of MuseumWeek since 2016

The New York Times

The New York Times partnered with MuseumWeek in 2019 around the movement #WomenInCulture

Fondation CHANEL

Fondation CHANEL officially supported MuseumWeek during a three-year program devoted to develop the international movement #WomenInCulture

Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with MuseumWeek in 2019 in France to organise an edith-a-thon at the Château de Montsoreau


Talkwalker offers a web and social media monitoring and analysis tool that enables more than 2,000 brands and agencies worldwide to optimize their digital strategy by understanding conversations in real time.

Art Explora

The Art Explora foundation initiates a residency program for artists and researchers from around the worlds sharing culture with everyone so we all open up to one another is breaking down the walls that separate us. This is the ideal that drives Art Explora, and all of us, cultural professionals and volunteers, from all walks of life.


CloudGuide is the leading global sightseeing app, providing incredible interactive visitor experiences for museums and cultural heritage sites across the world. More than 1200 sites in 26 countries trust them to provide effective, user-friendly online tours of their monuments, museums and heritage sites.

MuseumWeek magazine


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