It's Museum Week on Twitter!

More than 300 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from across the UK will come together on Twitter for the first ever Museum Week.

In a effort to highlight the great work being done behind the scenes at UK museums, and to make the work of these cultural institutions more open and transparent to the general public, Twitter has launched the #MuseumWeek hashtag.

Starting on Monday 24 March, more than 300 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from across the country will come together for the event, tweeting throughout the week. Organisations taking part in the UK range from leading cultural organisations to smaller and more specialist collections.

Ed Vaizey, minister for culture, communications and the creative industries, has already commented on the initiative. “Our museums are fascinating places of knowledge and discovery," he remarked. "The first ever #MuseumWeek will allow millions of followers to get a unique glimpse behind the scenes."

Stay tuned for updates, articles and information on how you can get involved…

Source: The Guardian


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