Amy Dale is the Curator of the Migration Museum in Adelaide, Australia.

1. Why are you personally on Twitter ?

I originally started tweeting as a way of chatting with like-minded people and sharing my passion for curating. As a young professional, I’ve found Twitter to be a really useful tool for networking and keeping in touch with other museum colleagues. I also find it an excellent means of staying informed of latest sector developments. I recently moved from Scotland to Australia and having technology like Twitter made the change a whole lot less daunting.

2. Why did your museum registered to #MuseumWeek?

I knew that #MuseumWeek was going to be epic! Over the course of my career, I’ve been the tweeter for a few organisations and participated in many hashtag events. I’ve always found the benefits of these events to be huge. I love networking with other museums and finding out more about their work. There are always one or two absolute gems of engagement with a member of the public you’ve never spoken to before.
I see #MuseumWeek as a chance to block out some time in my diary to solely focus on creative social media. As a curator, you are constantly being pulled in many directions and this is an opportunity to devote some time to my museum’s online presence. I truly believe that being active on Twitter and taking part in events like this makes me a better curator.

3. Which Twitter accounts do you recommend for people interested in … (arts, museums, science…)

For those interested in history I can recommend Historic Royal Palaces @HRP_palaces for great content and super pictures.

For archive jokes and banter with a Scottish flavour, Orkney Library @OrkneyLibrary makes people smile

My shout out for art-lovers goes to the inspiring National Gallery of Victoria @NGVMelbourne


Interview by @MarDixon and @benben71