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#MuseumWeek Comes To Poole

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#MuseumWeek at Poole Museum

Poole Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.

#MuseumWeek will take place from 24-30 March and will give Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them in 140-characters bursts.

@PooleMuseum will join other UK organisations already signed up including the Science Museum (@sciencemuseum), the Natural History Museum (@NHM_London), the Victoria and Albert Museum (@V_and_A), the British Museum (@britishmuseum), Eureka! The National Children's Museum (@eurekamuseum) and the Tate (@Tate).

Poole Museum will join others across the UK and Europe by including the hashtag #MuseumWeek in their Tweets for the week, meaning users can follow along on Twitter. Each day will have a different theme including #MuseumSelfies, #AskTheCurator, and #MuseumMemories.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Borough of Poole, said: "I have been really impressed with the innovation and creativity within the team behind Poole Museum which is one of the reasons they are a leading light in local authority museums. Twitter is a fantastic way of engaging with people across the world and showing them how much there is on offer at Poole Museum. It's great that we are taking part in this international event and I would encourage people to get involved and head to the museum and take their own #MuseumSelfie."

View a full list of organisations taking part.

Mar Dixon (@MarDixon), an expert in social media and museums and host of the @CultureThemes project, said: "Every day of the year museums and cultural institutions across the world are using Twitter in exciting and interesting ways to tell the stories of their collections to new audiences. 

"#MuseumWeek will shine a light on these activities, giving a real-time glimpse into the workings of museums across the UK and Europe, 140 characters at a time."

You can follow the week and get involved using #MuseumWeek. Both @PooleMuseum and @BoroughofPoole will be tweeting throughout the week.