Social Media and the Museum
By Simon Mahony, on 12 June 2013
As part of the Social Media Knowledge Exchange programme UCLDH hosted a one day workshop on our theme, Social Media and the museum. We had a great turn out (despite the sunshine) with much thought provoking discussion. There was a good range of social media practitioners, museum professionals, students and ECRs. One of my co-organisers Claire Ross has a very extensive write up of the event on her blog and so I won’t compete with that here but instead will make the presentation slides available.
- Mark Carnall (Grant Museum): Tweeting moles: Social Media from the Grant Museum
- Alex Smith (Islington Museum): Social media: worth the time for small museums?
- Laura Lannin & Ellie Miles (Museum of London): Collecting Social Media as a museum object
- Daniel Pett (British Museum): Production/consumption – museum social media in use
The workshop was rounded off with Social Media Challenge; an excellent competition, run by Mark Carnall (Grant Museum), getting us to think about how to respond to those awkward and difficult posts,tweets etc. that result from a social media presence.