#MuseumWeek Begins with Museums Dishing Secrets on Twitter

  • March 23, 2015 22:31

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For #SecretsMW, the National Gallery of Art posted a van Gogh, noting a "rustle of the olive grove has something very secret in it, and immensely old."

Some 2,200 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from over 64 countries are now taking part in the second annual #MuseumWeek on Twitter. The cyber celebration is designed to engage global audiences over seven themed days.

Monday's theme was #SecretsMW. The Met mysteriously tweeted about a statuette that was made for a 17th-century drinking game. The image was an elegant gilt 'Diana and the Stag.' The Frick showed a photo of a hidden bowling alley in its basement. And the National Gallery of Art posted a van Gogh, noting a "rustle of the olive grove has something very secret in it, and immensely old."

On Tuesday, follow the hastag #SouvenirsMW for gift shop goodies and other 'take-aways.'

Wednesday brings #architectureMW which Twitter describes as a way to "explore the history, architectural heritage, gardens and surroundings of museums."

Cultural muses are celebrated on Thursday's #inspirationMW. Friday's theme of #familyMW will give tips on visiting museums with kids. Saturday is time for #favMW to show off anyone's favorite artwork.

The week would not be complete without a selfie session. On Sunday, #poseMW is time to show your mug in front of a museum artwork. (But please leave your selfie stick at home, say some museums.)

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