On Monday November 23 at Leeds Discovery Centre, The Social History Curators Group are hosting a seminar exploring and developing new ways to use collections creatively through social media.
This creative and practical day will encourage you to think about using your collections online in new ways. A panel of experts will invigorate how you currently use social media and introduce you to some handy hints and tips to transform how you can engage with your audiences online.
A range of different case studies will be used to provide insights into projects that have cleverly harnessed the power of social media to engage with audiences with collections.
Experts on the day will include, Liz Chadwick and Kitty Ross from Leeds Museums and Galleries, Adrian Murphy from Horniman Museum and Gardens, Helen Farrar of Bradford College Textile Archive, & Sarah C Jane from Falmouth University & University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus
Participants of the seminar are encouraged to bring along a social media idea you would like to develop for your own organisation with help from experts and other delegates.
Tickets for the event are £30 for Members of the Social History Curators Group
£40 Non members
Booking details are available here
Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 27th March
10:00 – 12:00
Museums are more reliant than ever to engage audiences via social media and we have set-up this event to give you and your colleagues ideas on how to get started. Working alongside Manchester Art Gallery this sessions aims to give you a quick insight into social media and will look at:
- Introductions what do you want to get from today?
- What’s my motivation here? Looking at the drivers for social media activity, choosing the channel, finding the voice examples of practice that have worked for us
- How do we do this again? Policy and practice guidelines to keep everyone safe, dealing with issues, and planning and delivery
- Why are we doing this again? Analytics, what’s important to you, how do you measure it?
- Next steps and final questions
To book a place please visit our eventbrite page
Take part in Teen Twitter Takeover on Wednesday 27th August, a day where teens help to run your twitter feed.
It’s an opportunity to start a conversation and to highlight the positive benefits of taking part in Take Over Museum Day. This year it takes place on Friday 21st November 2014
From curators to cafe workers, visitor welcome hosts to tweeters, Kids in Museums are looking forward to teenagers taking charge.
-Recruit a young person/people for the day
– Pass this onto your networks e.g. youth forums
Invite them to
– Take over your twitter feed for the day
Use our top tips guide to tweet about
– What makes a good Take Over Museums Day
– What they are doing for Take Over Museums Day 2014
On the 27th August
– Please join the conversation and get your organisation to tweet and retweet on the day
– Use the hashtag #takeoverday @takeovermuseums @Kidsinmuseums
Get in touch
– Contact Kids in Museums by Tuesday 29th July to let us know who will take part
Book now! Kids in Museums Workshops
Family Fortunes Workshop 10th September 2014, People’s History Museum, Manchester
Teen Workshop, 3rd October 2014, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Youth Panel Workshop, 6th October 2014, Geffrye Museum, London
The Friends of the Harris Museum blog has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2014. The blog is up for the Best Arts & Culture blog by a company or organisation and can be found at www.friendsoftheharris.tumblr.com.
The public have voted for it as one of their favourites and it’s now into the final 11 blogs in the running to win, up against competition from organisations such as Tate and The British Library amongst others. It is one of the few blogs in the country that is written by and for museum friends.
Greta Krypczyk-Oddy, Chair of the Friends says, “There was a very long list of arts and cultural organisations that entered, so we are really delighted to be shortlisted. We think the combination of behind the scenes information, event updates and pictures and reviews by members has given the blog a range of exciting content which people really enjoy reading. We’re grateful to everyone who voted for us; now we just have to wait for the expert judging panel to make the final decision!”
The Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery were founded in 1972. They provide financial assistance to the museum through membership fees, donations and fundraising. Members are also great ambassadors and champions of the Harris Museum and many volunteer their time and expertise to help too.
The blog began in March 2013 and is written by museum staff and members of the Friends. It reviews events and exhibitions, shares news and comments, gives members sneak peeks of exhibition installations, and lets them know about upcoming events exclusive to them. It provides a behind the scenes insight into the museum and hence complements the Harris website, Facebook and Twitter feeds, providing an added dimension to Friends’ membership.
The UK Blog Awards are being held for the first time in 2014, having been created in response to the ever growing relevance of blogging in people’s lives, both personal and professional. The awards will celebrate talent and creative excellence across a variety of 12 UK Industries which include Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, and Travel.
Between Monday 3rd February and Monday 24th February 2014 the shortlisted blogs were judged by the UK Blog Awards professional panels comprising Claire Barlow from Arts & Business and Richard Moss from Culture 24. The winners will be announced on 25th April.
To find out more about UK Blog Awards visit:
Website link to Friends of the Harris Blog page:
UK Blog Award
The National UK Blog Awards 2014 are the only Blog Awards recognising a multitude of industry professional talent across the UK. The UK Blog Awards provide a unique opportunity for individual professionals from their sector and organisations to be recognised for their social media achievements through blogging, with the chance to network and be inspired by other industry bloggers.
2014 will be the first year in existence for the National UK Blog Awards 2014. The UK Blog Awards has been created to recognise true viral style and creative excellence across a variety of 12 UK Industries; Arts & Culture, Automotive, Digital & Technology, Education, Events, Food & Drink, Health, Lifestyle, PR, Marketing – Media & Comms., Retail & Fashion, Travel, Weddings. http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/
Online Ventures have recently released their report looking at Twitter usage across Manchester. It makes for fascinating reading and it’s great to see that so many of the city’s cultural venues are mentioned.
Keep up the good work!
To read the full report click here