Save the Date! Museum Memories Day, Tuesday 13th May

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Museum Memories Day (#MusMem) first took place in 2011, as a run up to International Museum Day (IMD), and was a global success! The theme for IMD that year was Museum and Memory, and over 1,300 individual twitterers took part in the event, making #MusMem trend in twelve countries worldwide including Australia, Japan, Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, South Africa, Canada & the USA, and we also had tweets from other countries that did not show up on the trend map.

The event was so successful that we repeated it in 2013, and by popular request we are bringing Museum Memories Day back again in 2014! This year it will take place on Tuesday 13th May. Once more we’ll be asking you to share your most memorable museum moments with us on Twitter. Whether you work in a museum or are an enthusiastic visitor, everyone is invited to tweet their museum memories with the hashtag #MusMem.

Your earliest museum visit? The first time you saw an Egyptian mummy up close? Your first museum job? Maybe you got engaged or even married in a museum?

Whatever your most lasting museum memories were, we want to hear about them!


You can read a summary of Museum Memories Day 2011 and Museum Memories Day 2013 in our blog. The previous #MusMem tweets are also still all available to read in the MemoryBank. Since Twitter has changed its API since then, archiving new tweets via the MemoryBank no longer works, but we’ll be sure to archive this year’s tweets some other way.

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One Response to “Save the Date! Museum Memories Day, Tuesday 13th May”

  1. alison May 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    You could try Storify or Flipboard? I did a museum week one on Flipboard, it is quite a visual way of exploring events and tweets (you can open this in most browsers or there is an app for phones and tablets) https://flipboard.com/section/the-wonders-of-architecture%2C-through-museum-week-bXjwmE

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