It’s #MuseumWeek on Twitter! All this week museums around the world are celebrating culture and cultural heritage by using specific hashtags in their Twitter posts to highlight different aspects of museums. You can get involved too! Each day has a different hashtag, so some days you’ll want to check out what museums are saying by following a particular hashtag, while other days you can use the hashtags yourself and post about your own museum experiences. Check out the chart below for the schedule and visit www.museumweek2015.org for more information. Click here to follow @museumweek.
Museums are such an important part of our world and contribute so much to our education and to the preservation of heritage. Check out the links below for a brief history of museums:
- “A History of Museums: ‘The Memory of Mankind’”- NPR
- “The History of Museums”- A Video and Lesson Plan from TED Ed Lessons
- “The Story Behind the World’s Oldest Museum, Built by a Babylonian Princess 2,500 Years Ago”- io9”
- “Museums Morph Digitally: The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age”- New York Times