@Madlena_P is PhD researcher at Leicester Universityand Tweeting for the State Historical Museum (Исторический музей, @1stHistorical)

1. Why are you personally on Twitter ?

I started using Twitter in March 2011 as a tool for professional communication. My goal was to find those people who were passioned about digital technologies in museums. A few months later I attended MuseumNext conference, where I realised that Twitter can be very helpful both in terms of meeting new people as well as following the conversations that were happening during the conference. Since that time I’ve been using Twitter regularly. 

2. Why did your museum registered to the MW?

The State Historical Museum has already taken part in several international Twitter events, for instance, #AskACurator and #MuseumSelfie days. We really enjoyed talking to our followers and share collections worldwide. So this year we’d like to engage new audiences and encourage more Russian followers to take part in the international events like this.

3. Which Twitter accounts do you recommend for people interested in museums, science, architecture or literature?

Russian museums are really active on Twitter, and even though most of the tweets are in Russian, you can still enjoy pictures and photos of museum exhibits and buildings.

Here are some recommendations:

European art – @state_hermitage

Architecture – @schusevmuseum

Science – @Polytechnicum

Russian Literature – @AkhmatovaMuseum

By @MarDixon & @benben71