#MuseumWeek 2014

19 March 2014

Next week we will be joining loads of other museums and galleries across Europe to take part in Twitter’s #MuseumWeek (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 March). Each day will have its own theme, hashtag and activities. From #DayInTheLife on Monday to #MuseumSelfies on Saturday and #GetCreative on Sunday.


Monday 24 March is a #DayInTheLife. We follow Exhibitions Coordinator Luke Curral as he travels to Paris to see what he gets up to.


This is all about testing your knowledge of Wellcome Collection as we pose a series of riddles and quizzes about mystery objects from our Medicine Now gallery on Tuesday 25 March. Who will be #MuseumMastermind?


We invite you to share your #MuseumMemories and tell us why you love museums on Wednesday 26 March.


On Thursday 27 March we’ll be sharing blog posts, information and images about the history and future of the Wellcome Collection building as we go #BehindTheArt.


Stephen Lowther from Wellcome Library joins us between 12.00 and 13.00 on Friday 28 March to take part in a live Q&A about the library’s fascinating ‘tart card’ collection as you #AskTheCurator.


Saturday 29 Marchsees the return of the popular Culture Themes topic of #MuseumSelfie. We would love to see some of your selfies if you’re visiting Wellcome Collection on the day itself or if you’ve taken some previously. Share them with us on Twitter or Instagram and be sure to follow the hashtag to see everyone else’s selfies across Europe. Here are a few in case you need some inspiration.


On Sunday 30 March we want you to #GetCreative. We’re looking for creative responses inspired by Wellcome Collection within the constraints of Twitter, in the form of prose, plays, poetry and puns. The way you approach this is entirely up to you; the only rule is that you do so using Twitter’s 140 characters to limit your output (but not your creativity!). Whether it’s a 140 character poem or a play spread across five tweets, it’s up to you. I wonder if Wellcome Collection’s fans are as inventive as other museums’…

Dust off your Twitter profile and prepare to tweet like you’ve never tweeted before!