Twitter is an invaluable resource, job hunting and professional development tool. I enjoy following industry leaders, finding new articles to read and participating in twitter events such as #museumweek.
To that end, with the help of some museum friends, I have complied a list of museums hashtags I enjoy following. Maybe these will help you to find some new conversation to join as well?
#AskACurator – Campaigns & Discussions
A day with museum curators. Every September.
#digitalHeritage – Campaigns & Discussions
Digitisation is the new big topic in the cultural and heritage sector. A lot of good discussion and information can be found under this hashtag.
#GLAM – Chat
Usually get a combination of fashion and cultural institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) using this hashtag. But can find some good reading here.
#HeritageWeek – Campaigns & Discussions
Cultural Institutions around the world post what they are doing for Heritage Week.
#ITweetMuseums – Campaigns & Discussions
A conversation hashtag to encourage and support all museum staff to tweet museo-relevant content from their personal accounts
#museumhour – Campaigns & Discussions
Every Monday from 20:00-21:00 UKtime join the conversation to share news & views from museums across the world.
#musesocial – Technology
gain inspiration from this hashtags about social media in museums.
#MuseumWorkersSpeak – Diversity & Justice
A monthly US based chat first Wednesday of the month daytime 2-3pm & evening 8-9pm EST. Topics are about social justice inside Museums with ongoing discussions about diversity and equity in hiring, internships, pay.
#Museumweek – Campaigns & Discussions
Every year there is a worldwide cultural event on Twitter using this hashtag in March. Keep an eye on this hashtag to be part of next year’s event.
#musetech – Technology
Museums and technology (defined very broadly).
#MuseumDocumentation – Campaigns & Discussions
this is the hashtag if you want to discuss or show off the museums documentation you have been working on?
Till next time!
DFTBA (Don’t Forget to be Awesome)