Category: Engagement

Four Warsaw cultural institutions are uniting to organise the first Polish online hackathon! Of course, the main goal is to create a mobile or web app that mixes tech, culture and art. Other goal examples given to the participants are to encourage youth to get actively involved in cultural events, make the purchase of tickets […]

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Do you remember why you started your museum’s Facebook page or Twitter account in the first place? We hope you do! For those of you who would still need arguments to convince their boss or curators that social media really is important, we asked Jonas Heide Smith from the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum […]

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Funding restoration is a crucial issue for heritage sites, especially for one visited by more than 5 million yearly visitors like the Vatican Museums. Thanks to social networks and communities, cultural institutions can rely more and more on their fans, followers and admirers. Because Vatican City is a World Heritage site with thousands of artworks, […]

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Open in April 2013, the Museum of History of Polish Jews (POLIN Museum, Poland) launched its core exhibition last October entitled “A 1000-Year History of Polish Jews”. Anticipated worldwide, this 4.000sqm exhibition space is seen as a model in the jewish museum landscape. Visiting this exhibition is an experience, full of memories and emotions, which leaves a lasting effect […]

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What did you do this morning? I watched the sun rise in Finland, had lunch in Seoul, and wandered for a while in Minneapolis. I would have gone on to a boat somewhere in Iceland, but my phone ran out of battery and Periscope switched off. Periscope is a kind of giant, free, worldwide Skype […]

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The Brooklyn Museum did it again. They’re one of these institutions that surprises you with cool new ideas when you’re least expecting it – and their latest one doesn’t disappoint. Still in the testing phase, « ASK » is an app that aims at changing the way the institution interacts with its audience. So far, […]

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Do you still have that awkward picture from 1989, from when you visited the Palace of Versailles on a class trip to Paris? You know, the one with that really bad haircut and that original taste in sweatshirts? Well, the Palace of Versailles wants it. For three years now, the Palace of Versailles has been collecting photos and […]

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So, the #MuseumWeek has been a huge success. More than 600.000 tweets have been emitted, reaching over 237 million users. Hundreds of museums from all over the world chimed in, making this one of the biggest cultural events of the year. There’s no denying it – the numbers are pretty impressive and we all had […]

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