Reflecting on Museum Memories Day 2013

Last week, on 17th May, Museum Memories Day  returned to Twitter by popular request, two years after it was first initiated! The idea was as simple as before: everyone was invited to tweet about their most memorable museum moments using the hashtag #MusMem. All those tweets were then collected in our Memory Bank, and we […]


Only one week to go until Museum Memories Day!

As we reported earlier last month, our hugely successful Museum Memories Day (#MusMem) which we ran in 2011 is returning to Twitter this year by popular request. And we need your help to make it just as successful! A week from today, on Friday 17th May, we will once again be asking you to share […]


Save the Date(s): International Museum Day

It’s a little over a month to go until the annal celebration that is International Museum Day (IMD). Spear headed by ICOM (the International Council of Museums), International Museum Day has been celebrated worldwide around 18th May since 1997, and we thought it would be an apt to occasion to hold our next MuseUp. Whilst most countries […]


#MusMem Word Cloud

  Jenni has just been working on a conference paper for ICOM-CECA in October, where she will be talking about our #MusMem project. In the course of this she has reviewed all the data of the tweets that we archived, so we now have a long overdue word cloud of the 50 most frequently used […]


FAQ: Where do you get your ideas for Museum140 from?

Time to answer another ‘Ask Us Anything’ question. Quite often we get asked where we get the ideas for our projects from. Sometimes ideas just come to us, e.g. Adopt-a-Museum happened because we were visiting the Röntgen Museum in Germany and were shocked by how under-visited it was. We wanted to shout out about it […]